BMI View: Oman's consumer electronics market has a weak outlook over the medium term as a result of
approaching saturation in key device categories, especially smartphones, against a backdrop of economic
uncertainty due to oil prices and the depletion of demographics ..."
BMI View: A deterioration in economic sentiment in 2015 resulted in a contraction in consumer electronics
device spending in Oman. We expect conditions to normalise over the course of 2016, but anticipate
subdued performance for the year as a whole as the prolonged oi ..."
BMI View: The issue regarding licensing a third mobile operator in Oman has receded, and with good
reason. Saturation and MVNO-driven price competition do not make it viable for a start-up to enter this
mature market. Ooredoo's nascent alternative wireline business is ..."
BMI View: We are anticipating a subdued year of growth in the Omani consumer electronics market in
2016 owing to the prolonged oil price slump and the heightened economic uncertainty. This year, we are
expecting weak growth due to deferred purchases and relatively hig ..."
BMI View: The issue of licensing a third mobile operator has receded, and with good reason. Saturation
and MVNO-driven price competition make it non-viable for a start-up to enter this mature market. Omantel
and Ooredoo are deepening the relationship with their custom ..."
BMI View: Medium-term growth opportunities were already relatively limited in Oman due to the maturity
of the market, with high penetration of devices in the PC, AV and handset segments. Heightened economic
uncertainty in the face of a decline in the oil price has exa ..."
BMI View: We believe that organic subscription groth in the Oman mobile industry may be difficult as the
two current operators, Omantel and Ooredoo are facing stiff competition on the price level by an
increasing number of MVNOs in the market. Furthermore, Oman's mark ..."
BMI View: We revised historical data for Oman's consumer electronics market in the Q415 update, with
the main change an upward revision to our estimate for handset market size after strong smartphone
growth. We also revised our forecast, downgrading the growth outlook ..."
BMI View: Growth in the Omani consumer electronics market will slow down compared to previous years
on the back of increasing market saturation in some segments of the market. Meanwhile, the country's
economy is heavily reliant on oil and the decline of oil prices in ..."
BMI View: Additional competition will help maintain positive subscription growth momentum in Oman's
wireline and mobile telecommunications markets through to 2019. Although Oman Broadband Company
(OBC) and the yet-to-be-licensed third mobile network operator will prov ..."