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Middle East Broadband Forecast to 2010

Middle East Broadband Forecast to 2010

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Publish Date : May, 2008| No. of Pages : 100

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High demand for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products and services in the Middle East is making the region an attractive proposition for the development of high speed broadband access market. The governments across the region are adopting policies to promote the uptake of broadband technology. In particular, aggressive development by the Gulf countries in the field of technology in their quest to break their image of ‘oil-rich’ region has created many opportunities for foreign as well as domestic players looking to access new markets. Variations in the speed with which this is occurring has led to wide disparities in broadband penetration rates from state to state, said “Middle East Broadband Forecast to 2010” a research report by RNCOS.

The RNCOS research provides thorough analysis on the Middle Eastern broadband market. Various markets that have been studied as part of the Middle East include Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain and Iran. The report briefly explains the current and future scenario of broadband market in these nations and discusses the factors vital for the success of broadband market in the region.

Key Findings

- The number of broadband subscribers in Middle East reported an increase of 48% in 2007 over the year 2006.
- The region’s soaring broadband demand has been propelled by the inadequacy of existing broadband infrastructure, and government policies promoting rapid broadband adoption as a tool for economic development.
- In 2007, Israel dominated the Middle East broadband market having major chunk of the broadband subscribers, followed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.
- Egypt is anticipated to report highest growth in its broadband subscriber base among the Middle Eastern countries at a CAGR of over 83% from 2008 to 2010.
- The total number of 3G subscribers in the Middle East is expected to surpass four million by 2010 end, growing at a CAGR of around 60%.
- Throughout the Middle East region, incumbent and alternative fixed-line operators are rolling out IPTV, helping the operators better maintain their main-line base and gradually increase spend per customer in the face of falling ADSL prices.

Key Issues & Facts

- What are the current broadband market trends in various Middle Eastern countries?
- Which country has the most flourishing broadband sector in the region?
- How the government initiatives and booming industrial sector are driving the Middle East broadband market?
- What are the future prospects of the broadband market in the Middle East?
- What are the emerging areas for the industry?
- What are the factors hampering growth of broadband market in Middle East?

Research Methodology Used

Information Sources
Information has been sourced from various credible sources like books, newspapers, trade journals, and white papers, industry portals, government agencies, trade associations, monitoring industry news and developments, and through access to more than 3000 paid databases.

Analysis Method
The analysis methods include ratio analysis, historical trend analysis, linear regression analysis using software tools, judgmental forecasting, and cause and effect analysis.

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