Research and Markets: A 2011 Egypt Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts Report: Egypt Experiences More than 200% Annu
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dd945e/egypt_telecoms) has announced the addition of the "Egypt - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts" report to their offering.
This annual report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of trends and developments in Egypt's telecommunications market, including forecasts. Subjects covered include:
More than 200% Annual Growth in Mobile Broadband
Egypt became one of the first countries in Africa to launch 3G mobile services, following the award of the country's third mobile licence in 2006. The record price that was paid for the licence indicated the potential that is seen in the Egyptian mobile market, and the penetration rate has indeed multiplied since then to more than 90% in early 2011. A fourth mobile licence is not planned before 2013.
Egypt also has the largest fixed-line market in Africa and the Arab region, with a highly profitable incumbent telco (Telecom Egypt) which was partially privatised through an IPO. A second national fixed-line licence tendered in 2009 received strong interest from international bidders, but the process has been postponed to at least 2013. Instead, two regionally limited triple-play licences for fixed-line voice, high-speed broadband and pay-TV services were issued in 2010. Efforts are underway to roll out next-generation networks, offering converged IP-based voice, data and entertainment services.
- Mobile penetration has broken the 90% barrier;
- Decline in fixed-line subscriptions stopped in early 2011;
- Mobile ARPU continues to fall;
- Some of the lowest broadband and mobile tariffs in Africa;
- More than 200% annual growth in mobile broadband subscriptions;
- New mobile or fixed-line licences not expected before 2013.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
Key Topics Covered:
- Key Statistics
- Telecommunications Market
- Regulatory Environment
- Fixed Network Operators
- Telecommunications Infrastructure
- Internet Market
- Broadband Market
- Digital Media / Digital Economy
- Mobile Communications
- Mobinil (ECMS)
- Vodafone Egypt
- Etisalat Misr
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KEYWORDS: Egypt Africa
INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Technology Telecommunications