London, UK (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
Rental mobile charges in the Middle East region vary between USD 0.25 (Iran) and USD 681 (the UAE). Meanwhile, the average monthly rental charge of all postpaid plans stands at USD 51.62. The per minute charge for a voice call is no over USD 0.15 in the Middle East region except in Lebanon, where it is USD 0.25 in peak hours. The domestic price for SMS varies between USD 0.01 and USD 0.011, whilst the MMS price varies between USD 0.01 and USD 0.36. The average prices for SMS and MMS in the region stand at USD 0.05 and USD 0.14, respectively.
Some mobile operators in the region levy lower international call charges to the US rather than to any neighbouring country. IDD bundles are following an increasing trend and can provide discounts of far above 50% on the per minute rate. Roaming charges in the Middle East region attract an average of USD 2.25 and USD 1.25 per minute when calling back home from the roaming destination in the US and Saudi Arabia, respectively. On the whole, roaming in a neighbouring country like Saudi Arabia tends to be far cheaper.
New research study “The Middle East Mobile Benchmark 2014” worked out by Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) is now available at MarketPublishers.com.
Title: The Middle East Mobile Benchmark 2014
Published: June, 2014
Price: US$ 2,600.00
The novel study presents a comprehensive analysis of the data and voice services for both postpaid and prepaid services across 29 MNOs operating in 14 countries in the Middle East region, thus offering a close look at the current mobile market scenario in the region. Besides, the research report uncovers authoritative pricing information of post-paid offers for mobile and voice broadband; provides detailed comparison of pricing for rental, connection, domestic usage (SMS, data, MMS and voice), included usage as part of the bundle, international usage and also roaming (calling locally, calling back home, data roaming, receiving a call and sending SMS back home). Moreover, the topical study offers a holistic view of how much a service costs, besides comparing the costs of other operators in the region.
The list of the country markets covered in the study include: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, Yemen and Syria.
- Up-close look at the current pricing trends in the Middle Eastern mobile market, including review of 14 country markets.
- Comprehensive analysis of postpaid services pricing, including a detailed comparison of rental charges, communication, connected charges, domestic usage, roaming, etc.
- Extensive analysis of the prepaid services pricing.
- Insightful overview of the mobile broadband pricing trends.
More new research studies by the publisher can be found at TCL page.