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UAE: Operator Investments in Fiber, 4G and 5G Technologies to Support Data Revenue Growth

Published By :

Pyramid Research

Published Date : Nov 2016

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 31 Pages

The telecommunications market in the UAE will grow at a CAGR of 3.7% over 2016-2021, driven by the growth in the fixed and mobile data segments. Mobile data and fixed broadband revenue will grow, owing to the increasing adoption of 4G networks and fiber-optic technology. Fixed VoIP will be the fastest-growing segment aided by the growing adoption of triple-play services. Operators should focus on further diversifying their service portfolios by offering multiplay services to the residential segment and targeting M2M/IoT to business customers

Key Findings

  • Overall telecom service revenue in UAE is estimated to increase by 3.7% over 2016-2021. 
  • The telecommunications market in UAE will see service revenue growth boosted by mobile data, fixed VoIP and fixed broadband segments.
  • 4G will replace 3G as the largest adopted technology by 2019 as 4G network coverage expands and as appetite for faster speeds and additional content increases. 
  • The top two operators, Du and Etisalat, will account for 97.5% of the telecom market in UAE. Competition is expected to increase further following the implementation of fixed network-sharing agreements by the regulator

Synopsis

UAE: Operator Investments in Fiber, 4G and 5G Technologies to Support Data Revenue Growth,’ a new Country Intelligence Report by Pyramid Research, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in the UAE today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile and pay-TV sectors, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Regional context: telecom market size and trends in the UAE compared with other countries in the region.
  • Economic, demographic and political context in the UAE.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, number portability and more.
  • A demand profile: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony (including VoIP), broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV markets.
  • Service evolution: a look at changes in the breakdown of overall revenue between the fixed/pay-TV and mobile sectors and between voice, data and video from 2016 to 2021.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of key trends in competition and in the performance, revenue market shares and expected moves of service providers over the next 18-24 months.
  • In-depth sector analysis of fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV services: a quantitative analysis of service adoption trends by network technology and by operator, as well as of average revenue per line/subscription and service revenue through the end of the forecast period.
  • Main opportunities: this section details the near-term opportunities for operators, vendors and investors in the UAE’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.

Reasons To Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of the UAE’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying Pyramid Research’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the UAE’s mobile communications, fixed telephony/VoIP, broadband and pay-TV markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in the UAE’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in the UAE.

Table of Contents

Executive summary 

Market and competitor overview

  • Regional context 
  • Economic, demographic and political context
  • Regulatory environment
  • Demand profile 
  • Service evolution 
  • Competitive landscape 
  • Major market players 

Segment analysis

  • Mobile services 
  • Fixed services 
  • Pay-TV 

Identifying opportunities

  • Overall market opportunities

List of Table

UAE telecom market size and growth prospects in a regional context, 2016E 
Country indicators 
Regulatory structure and policy 
Major telecommunications policy issues 
UAE communications market revenue , 2014-2021, US$ 
Segment revenue CAGRs, 2016-2021, US$ 
Segment revenues 2014-2021 
Service revenue mix: voice, data & video, 2016, 2021 
Service revenue mix: fixed & mobile, 2016, 2021 
Service revenue by operator, 2016 
Key telecom market players 
Major telecommunications market players 
Mobile subscriptions and penetration, 2014-2021 
Key mobile market indicators, 2016 
Mobile data revenue mix, 2016, 2021 
Total mobile ARPS; data percentage of total mobile ARPS, 2014–2021 
Mobile market shares by subscriptions, 2014-2021 
Mobile subscriptions by technology family, 2014-2021 
Fixed-line penetration of population, 2014-2021 
Key fixed market indicators, 2016 
Fixed voice revenue, 2014-2021 
Internet revenue, 2014-2021 
Fixed market shares by service, 2016 
Fixed access lines by technology, 2016, 2021 
Pay-TV subscriptions by technology, 2014-2021 
Opportunities in the UAE telecommunications market

List of Chart

UAE telecom market size and growth prospects in a regional context, 2016E 
Country indicators 
Regulatory structure and policy 
Major telecommunications policy issues 
UAE communications market revenue , 2014-2021, US$ 
Segment revenue CAGRs, 2016-2021, US$ 
Segment revenues 2014-2021 
Service revenue mix: voice, data & video, 2016, 2021 
Service revenue mix: fixed & mobile, 2016, 2021 
Service revenue by operator, 2016 
Key telecom market players 
Major telecommunications market players 
Mobile subscriptions and penetration, 2014-2021 
Key mobile market indicators, 2016 
Mobile data revenue mix, 2016, 2021 
Total mobile ARPS; data percentage of total mobile ARPS, 2014–2021 
Mobile market shares by subscriptions, 2014-2021 
Mobile subscriptions by technology family, 2014-2021 
Fixed-line penetration of population, 2014-2021 
Key fixed market indicators, 2016 
Fixed voice revenue, 2014-2021 
Internet revenue, 2014-2021 
Fixed market shares by service, 2016 
Fixed access lines by technology, 2016, 2021 
Pay-TV subscriptions by technology, 2014-2021 
Opportunities in the UAE telecommunications market

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