Optical Chips: Enabling Technologies and Markets from Semiconductors to Mems, Nano-Optics and Photonic Crystals
- Published: June 2002
After Jordan last year, Turkey and Israel are striving to become the next two Middle Eastern states to privatise their phone companies. Both efforts have been stalled by an array of false starts, snags and scandals but appear to be moving forward in full force and coming to a head this summer. This White Paper analyses the respective positions of Turk Telekom and Israel's Bezeq by situating them in the context of each country's economy and the competitive landscape of its telecommunications sector. The lack of liquidity in global equity markets suggests that both companies have picked the wrong summer to sell off their shares. Many would-be investors have lost their appetite for telecoms stocks for the time being. Some potential acquirers of Turk Telekom and Bezeq have also run into debt trouble, having spent billions of dollars on licences to operate 3G networks. Although both companies operate a family of strategic business units and subsidiaries dominating or competing in most telecoms subsectors, the main source of revenue remains fixed telephony and, to a lesser extent, mobile telephony. Therefore, their medium-term profitability rests on the success of strategies to defend market share in the face of looming competition in all market segments.
Number of Exhibits: 9
Executive Summary <BR><BR>Global Trends are Hitting Home <BR><BR>Turk Telekom: A Continuing Saga <BR><BR>Picks and Shovels Monopoly <BR><BR>Facing Looming Competition <BR><BR>Internal Shortcomings <BR><BR>Bezeq: The Selloff of a National Strategic Asset <BR><BR>Walking Slowly Down the Home Stretch <BR><BR>Widening the Net: Revised Tender Criteria to Invite Financial and Strategic Investors <BR><BR>Bezeq's Competitors: All Tracks Lead to Fixed <BR><BR>Emerging Constellations of Fixed Operators <BR><BR>Bezeq's DBS Satellite Unit Opens a New Front for Competition with the Cable Companies <BR><BR>Bezeq Will Maintain Its Fixed Voice Stronghold, While Competitors Vie for High-Speed Internet Revenues <BR><BR>Conclusion<BR><BR><b>List of Exhibits:</b><BR><BR>EXHIBIT 1 Turkey Telecoms Privatisation and Liberalisation Milestones <BR><BR>EXHIBIT 2 Turkey Telecoms Market Framework, 2001 <BR><BR>EXHIBIT 3 In Control: Turk Telekom Share of Selected Market Segments, 2001 <BR><BR>EXHIBIT 4 Controlling the Internet Pipes: Turkey Internet Access Infrastructure, 1998-2005 <BR><BR>EXHIBIT 5 Turk Telekom: Selected Financial Indicators <BR><BR>EXHIBIT 6 Israel Telecoms Market Framework, 2001 <BR><BR>EXHIBIT 7 Israeli Telecoms Privatisation Milestones <BR><BR>Exhibit 8 Bezeq's Share of Selected Market Segments, 2001 <BR><BR>Exhibit 9 Bezeq Revenue Breakdown, 2000<BR><BR><b>Companies Mentioned:</b><BR><BR>
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