Africa & Middle East mobile broadband adoption will grow faster than global average over next five years
Source: BI-ME , Author: Bi-ME staff
Posted: Mon July 12, 2010 3:19 pm

INTERNATIONAL. Due to poor wireline services and innovative branding and packaging from mobile operators, the future growth of broadband in Africa and the Middle East will be driven by mobile broadband, with the subscriber total increasing at a CAGR of 34% to reach around 38 million by 2014, slightly faster than the global average, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com).

3G and WiMax to Drive Broadband Services Growth Through 2014 examines the current and forecast broadband landscape in AME in terms of subscribers and revenue, and the report then looks more closely at the technologies that will enable this evolution on the mobile and fixed sides. Finally, we look at three key markets in more detail: the UAE, which exemplifies the most-developed parts of AME; Nigeria, which illustrates the underdeveloped, sub-Saharan region; and Turkey, which represents the region’s middle-income markets.
 
You can download an excerpt here.

 

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