The uptake of mobile services in Africa and the Middle East in the last 15 years has been unprecedented.
The editors of 'Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week' - the weekly market update service - have published a series of market briefings in 2012 covering both the general market, but also useful briefings on two international mobile groups currently fighting for dominance in the market; Bharti's Airtel Africa and the UK's Vodafone Group - see below.
MVNOs have been slow to take off in Africa, but are finding new markets in the Middle East with new launches in Israel; launches planned in Saudi Arabia and Virgin having re-positioned itself with a joint venture with FRiENDi Group. Click here for more on MVNO developments in the Middle East and Africa.
For more on the MVNO market in the Middle East, check out the Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week MVNO Poll May 2012.
An up-to-date list of African and Middle East Regulators and Operators is available here.