BMI View: Bahrain has proved to be a lucrative consumer electronics device market for vendors, however
the result of high incomes and demand for the latest products is that by 2016 most product categories are
saturated - and so growth potential is limited. Over the me ..."
BMI View: Bahrain's mobile and wireline telecoms sectors continue to display healthy levels of competition
and measurable benefits for telecoms customers. Bahrain still generates the second most attractive returns
for operators in the Middle East and North Africa regi ..."
BMI View: Despite several risks to economic growth and investment that include ongoing political
instability and weak oil prices, Bahrain's mobile and wireline telecoms sectors continue to display healthy
levels of competition and measurable benefits for telecoms cust ..."
BMI View: A combination of market saturation and economic uncertainty means the growth prospects for
consumer electronics device spending growth in Bahrain are limited over 2016-2020. It will however
continue to be a lucrative market for vendors with high incomes refl ..."
BMI View: Competition in Bahrain's mobile and wireline telecoms market is healthy as it shows
measurable benefits for users and still generates the second most attractive returns for operators in the
MENA region. Mobile prices in Bahrain have declined by up to 55% bet ..."
BMI View: Bahrain is a high-income country, making it a lucrative market for consumer electronics
vendors, even as overall market size is limited by the small population. Premium vendors fare particularly
well in Bahrain, where over 56% of households are forecast to h ..."
BMI View: The decline in the oil price has dampened the economic outlook for Bahrain since the last IT
market update, reflected in our downward revision of our forecast to a CAGR of 4.9% 2016-2019 to a total
value of BHD154mn. The impact will not however be far reachi ..."
BMI View: With a penetration rate of more than 170% in 2014, BMI believes the greatest growth
opportunities in Bahrain's telecoms market lie in the 3G/4G and wireline broadband segments. However,
with all operators' networks now covering 100% of the population, they a ..."
BMI View: There exists some growth potential in Bahrain's mobile market, but the critical opportunities in
the telecoms market now lie in the advanced mobile and wireline data market, such as LTE and fibre optic
services. Operators will need to start focusing on incre ..."
BMI View: Bahrain is susceptible to falling oil prices, with the government and private businesses expected
to rein in spending if the low prices persists for a considerable period. This would weigh on demand for
consumer electronics products, particularly those in the mass mar ..."