Last updated: 17 Nov 2009 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 151
Analyst: Tine Lewis
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the broadband, Internet, and convergence markets in the
· Internet and broadband statistics
· Government policies and regulatory issues
· Broadband technologies
· Convergence and triple play models
· Satellite and pay TV market trends
· Digital media developments.
Current publication date:- November 2009 (8th Edition)
Next publication date:- November 2010
This Middle East market report covers the Digital Media, Broadband and Internet markets in each of the following countries:
Internet and broadband penetration rates remain low in many countries of the
While broadband growth has taken off in the small, oil-rich and developed countries of the Gulf, wide income disparities across the Arab Middle East region as a whole are echoed by wide disparities in Internet and broadband penetration rates. Computer penetration levels are generally low.
ADSL is the prevailing broadband Internet technology in the region. Only in
All the GCC and Israeli operators, with the exception of recently launched Vodafone
One of the reasons for slow Internet and broadband subscriber growth in Arab Middle East countries has been a lack of sufficient content in Arabic for users to need a high-speed broadband connection in their daily lives. There has been too much emphasis on hardware and the latest must-have gizmo and not enough on creativity. This is beginning to change with the increasing digital content produced by the flourishing Direct-to-Home satellite TV sector, including entertainment, educational programming, news and sports. At least 60-70% of homes across the
Supported by forward-looking government programs,
Licensed WiMAX operators are beginning to make inroads into the Jordanian broadband market with over 8% market share of the residential market by early 2009, although incumbent JTG’s ISP retains a 50% market share. JTG has reduced its wholesale prices considerably, with a 70% reduction from the beginning of 2007 to June 2009. As one of the most stable and liberalised countries in the region,
The broadband market has been slow to grow in
Incumbent UAE telco Etisalat and alternative operator du are vying to offer faster broadband packages over a mixture of ADSL, mobile broadband and FttH in a market that already has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the
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