TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2019 - Market Note - Doc # CEMA44917619
MENA ICT Key Market Developments Update, February 2019
By: Manish RanjanProgram Manager, Jawad KhalilProgram Manager – Telcom and IoT, Saudi Arabia, IDC, Nabila PopalSenior Research Manager, Devices, MEA, Krishna ChintaProgram Manager, Telecommunications and IoT, IDC Middle East and Africa
This IDC Market Note provides a summary of select ICT market developments that occurred across the Middle East and North Africa in February 2019 and assesses the potential impact that these developments could have on related markets.
"To multiply their bandwidth speeds and bring about operational efficiencies, most operators will use Fixed Wireless Access broadband technology in the 5G deployments. Despite heavy market interest, widespread adoption of commercial 5G services is not expected until 5G-enabled handsets and standalone 5G networks become available." — Krishna Chinta, Program Manager, IDC MEA