Middle East and Africa (MEA) monthly mobile data usage per subscriber is forecast to more than double between 2017 and 2022, reaching 4.6 GB by the end of the forecast period, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.
Growth will be supported by the increasing availability of sub USD 50 smartphones, falling data prices and the emergence of large and unlimited mobile data plans, especially in the GCC.
“In the Middle East, Kuwait boasts one of the largest subscriber mobile data usages in the world at 23.8 GB/month in 2017, followed by Bahrain. Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritius lead the African ranking. All AME countries will witness a double-digit data usage Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2022, leading to a regional average of 15.1 percent,” said Houda Bostanji, Technology Analyst at GlobalData.