New Fixed Networks market report from Business Monitor International: "Egypt Telecommunications Report Q1 2016"
[ClickPress, Fri Dec 18 2015] An elusive agreement between Egypt's three mobile operators and the government has delayed the implementation of a unified licensing framework, which would enable Telecom Egypt to launch MVNO services and allow the mobile operators to expand into the wireline market. BMI believes the government must achieve an agreement over licences in order to encourage mobile operators to invest in the wireline infrastructure needed to respond to rapidly rising demand for data amongst Egyptian consumers and businesses. Without such an agreement, the three mobile operators will continue to concentrate their investments in improving their mobile data networks, in anticipation of the planned 2016 4G spectrum auction. Meanwhile, leaving Telecom Egypt to bear the cost of expanding wireline networks on its own, combined with the MCIT forcing down ADSL access prices, risks harming the country's prospect of emerging as a communications and IT hub between the Middle East, North Africa and Europe on the back of a stabilising political and economic environment.
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The mobile market contracted by 0.9% q-o-q in Q215 to 94.87mn subscriptions, marking the fourth quarter of decline out of the last five.
The ADSL market grew by 22.3% y-o-y in June 2015 to 3.51mn subscriptions, with Telecom Egypt's falling prices driving uptake. USB dongle subscriptions contracted q-o-q in Q215, indicating consumer preference for more reliable wireline options.
Mobile internet subscriptions grew even faster by 25.1% y-o-y in June 2015 to 24.1mn, supported by an ever wider selection of affordable smartphones.
The Egypt Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Egypt'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 Egypt 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 Egypt.
* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Egypt to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Egyptian telecoms market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Egypt's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Egypt.
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