Smartphone makers focus on region

October 2013
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;10/18/2013, Vol. 57 Issue 42, p34
Trade Publication
The article looks at trends in the sales and use of cell phones, including smartphones, in the Middle East, as of October 2013. It notes that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of the Persian Gulf region have high rates of smartphone penetration, citing factors including the 4G LTE wireless communication networks in those countries and their high levels of consumer wealth. The telecommunications industry in the Middle East region and trends in tablet computer sales are also discussed.


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