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United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q2 2011

The United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)’s independent 5-year industry forecasts through end-2015 on the future strength of United Arab Emirates’s ICT market, covering fixed-line, mobile and internet segments, and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. All leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

The 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.

Key Benefits:

- Benchmark BMI's independent 5-year telecoms industry forecast for United Arab Emirates to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Emirati telecoms market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in United Arab Emirates's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in United Arab Emirates.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.


Executive Summary
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts and views, covering ICT, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors, and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Business Environment Rankings
BMI’s Telecommunications Business Environment Rating provides a country-comparative risk-reward index aimed at investors – vendors, operators and suppliers – in the regional telecoms market.
The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.

BMI 5-Year Industry Forecast Scenario
Historic data series and 5-year forecasts to end-2015 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.
- Fixed-Line Telephony - Telephone lines ('000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
- Cellular Telephony - Mobile phone subscribers ('000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; mobile phone subscribers/100 fixed line subscribers.
- Internet Markets - Internet users ('000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers ('000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

Market Data Analysis
Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed line and internet segments, broken down into:
- Market Data - Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
- Technology/Service Rollout - Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and value-added handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
- Mobile Content - The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators. Including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
- Company Database - A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (prepaid and postpaid); 3G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures, including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA.

Regulatory Environment
Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. The latest updates in the market’s developments and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles
Examining the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses.

Latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within our company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.
Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
UAE Wireline SWOT
UAE Political SWOT
UAE Economic SWOT
UAE Business Environment SWOT

Business Environment
Middle East And North Africa
Table: Regional Telecoms Business Environment Ratings
Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Telecoms Sector – Mobile – Historical Data & Forecasts
Fixed Line
Table: Telecoms Sector – Fixed Line – Historical Data & Forecasts
Table: Telecoms Sector – Internet – Historical Data & Forecasts

Market Data Analysis
Table: UAE – Mobile Subscribers, Q410
Table: UAE – Mobile Net Additions Market, Q409 – Q410 (’000)
Subscriber Divisions And ARPU
Mobile Contract Wins
Table: Mobile Contract Wins
Mobile Content
Regional Outlook
Country Outlook
Mobile TV
Value-Added Services Timeline
Table: Selected VAS Services
Mobile Operator Data
Table: UAE Mobile Market Overview
Table: Etisalat
Table: Du
Fixed Line
Market Restrictions
Wireline Contract Wins
Table: Wireline Contract Wins

Regulatory Environment And Industry Developments
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Legislation And Market Liberalisation
Carrier Pre-Selection
New Wireless Agency
Licensing And Spectrum
Regulatory Developments
Industry Developments
Competitive Landscape

Key Players
Table: Key Players – UAE Telecoms Sector
Table: UAE Financial Indicators (US$mn)

Company Monitor
Alcatel-Lucent: Slowly Raising Profile In Africa & Middle East
Table: : Alcatel-Lucent Q310 Results (EURmn)
Table: Alcatel-Lucent - Key Contracts, 2009-2010

Company Profiles
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)
Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (du)

Regional Telecommunications Penetration Overview
Fixed Line
Table: Regional Fixed-Line Penetration Overview
Table: Regional Mobile Penetration Overview
Table: Regional Broadband Penetration Overview

Country Snapshot: UAE Demographic Data
Section 1: Population
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
Section 2: Education And Healthcare
Table: Education, 2002-2005
Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
Table: Employment Indicators, 2000-2004
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)

Glossary Of Terms
Table: Glossary Of Terms

BMI Methodology
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts
Telecoms Business Environment Ratings
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
Table: Ratings Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
Companies Mentioned
- Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)
- Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (du)
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