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Middle East Fixed Broadband Market Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

December 23, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 23, 2019--

The “Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This valuable report on the fixed broadband sector in the Middle East provides information on trends and developments. The report provides key information, analysis and statistics on the fixed broadband sectors for the following countries: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The deployment of fibre-based broadband infrastructure has attracted increased interest in many markets of the Middle East due to the rising demands on data from consumers and enterprises alike. Many countries are also recognizing that high-speed fixed broadband infrastructure will be required to underpin the current 5G evolution and provide the backbone for smart cities overall.

While broadband access based on DSL technology has been prevalent in many Middle Eastern countries, this is slowly changing in some markets, with fibre-based deployments increasing. In Saudi Arabia, for example, DSL subscriptions still accounted for the largest proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions in 2019, but fibre-based broadband subscriptions are growing faster. A similar situation is underway in Bahrain where DSL subscriptions still hold the majority market share - but have been declining since 2013 in favour of fibre broadband.

This increased interest in fibre-based broadband is also leading to innovation and new initiatives in some markets of the Middle East. In Lebanon, for example, the incumbent, Ogero, became one of the first in the world during 2019 to conduct a commercial trial of a fixed network slicing solution deployed to its FttH network.

Competition in the wholesale broadband market is improving in some markets as well and infrastructure sharing initiatives are being implemented. Licenses were recently awarded in Lebanon, for example, which allows alternative service providers to operate and supply FttH services to consumers, using Ogero’s government-owned network.

Overall, fixed broadband in the Middle East is becoming a more dynamic and progressive sector with countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar leading the way - and other countries like Iran and Turkey offering potential growth opportunities.

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