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Emerging Market Analysis: Trends for Telecom and Value-Added Services, Gulf Countries, 2012-2015

Published: 23 November 2011

ID: G00218110

Analyst(s): Jean-Claude Delcroix


The strong economic development of many Gulf countries calls for more bandwidth and value-added telecom services, ranging from entertainment to health or government services and the cloud. International and local providers can help to build capabilities through partnerships.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • A Macro Perspective
  • Brief Historical Overview
  • Top Economic Trends Depend on Energy Revenue
    • Business Climate: Protected Openness
    • Important Economic Drivers and Inhibitors: Diversification Challenges
    • Trends in Telecommunications and Value-Added Services
    • Opportunities in Telecommunications and VAS
    • Main Telecom Vendors Supplying the Region
    • Telecom Policy, Regulations and Carrier Competition
    • Companies to Watch
    • Country Highlights
  • Appendix

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