The total mobile subscribers in the Middle East and North East Africa reached 690 M Subscribers in 2016, and it is expected to reach 850 M subscribers in 2022 with compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3%. Smartphone subscriptions also reached 230 M subscribers in 2016, and it’s also expected to reach 480 M subscribers in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate of 15%. The region is still expected to have a higher GDP growth rate than the world average.

Middle East and North East Africa, ERICSSON Mobility Report Q4 2016

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