New Market Research Report: United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q4 2015
New Fixed Networks research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research
[ClickPress, Wed Oct 21 2015] Telecoms operators du and Etisalat are expected to implement fixed network sharing by the end of 2015, which will eliminate their respective monopolies in Dubai's new developments and most of the rest of the country. With new subscriptions growth in the mobile market beginning to taper off in 2014, it is increasingly clear that growth opportunities lie in the mobile and wireline data markets, where there remain strong opportunities across the consumer and enterprise segments. BMI believes competition at a national level will be a crucial component in capturing these growth opportunities.
The mobile market grew 4.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2014 and by 2.9% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to 16.383mn subscribers according to operator data.
Operator data suggest that the wireline sector grew slightly q-o-q from 1.609mn to 1.611mn lines in operations in Q1 2015, following a contraction of the market form 1.639mn in Q4 2013 over 2014.
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The fixed broadband sector grew by 2.1% q-o-q in Q4 2014 and 9.0% y-o-y in 2014.
Market average mobile ARPU fell by about 2% in Q1 2015, while having increased very slightly y-o-y.
The UAE moved up one place to second position in this quarter's update to BMI's Risk/Reward Index (RRI) table with an aggregate score of 60.2. This score was nevertheless down slightly by 61.6 last quarter, suggesting that the UAE is faring better than other regional peers in the face of the biggest new macroeconomic challenge - lower oil prices. Despite the mixed operational performance recorded in 2014, the market continues to present strong subscriptions and revenue growth opportunities across multiple services. A stable political environment and strong private consumption growth help boost the UAE's Country Risk index, although the country continues to score poorly in the Industry Risk category owing to strong state influence on the telecoms sector.
The United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of United Arab Emirates's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.
BMI's United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in United Arab Emirates.
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