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BOSTON -- Developments in fixed infrastructure in the UAE will be a boon to broadband Internet and return pay-TV services to growth, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. UAE: Infrastructure Sharing Makes Fixed Broadband Segment More Competitive offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the market. It provides a detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. "Narrowband Internet revenue will vanish from the market altogether, while broadband services will be a significant source of growth over the next five years, thanks to being bundled in attractive pay-TV packages," says Kerem Arsal, Senior Analyst at Pyramid Research. In five years, fixed broadband will grow at a CAGR of 5 percent between 2013 and 2017 to its maturity, while generating a cumulative revenue opportunity of $6.6 billion in the same period. Etisalat undoubtedly has an advantage in this revenue segment because it has a more extensive fixed network infrastructure than du, and it is nearing completion on its nationwide fiber rollout. Still, the effects of a planned fixed network sharing agreement remain to be seen, he notes. UAE: Infrastructure Sharing Makes Fixed Broadband Segment More Competitive is part of Pyramid Research's Africa and the Middle East Intelligence Report Series and is priced at $990. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in EMEA or Asia-Pacific) or Juan Gobbi (for those in Latin America or North America). Related Products: FTTH in the Middle East & North Africa: Untapped Opportunities for Operators
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