Table of Contents IDC Opinion In This Insight Situation Overview Growth of Consumer Fiber Broadband in the Middle EastDrivers and Inhibitors of Consumer Fiber Broadband in the Middle EastDrivers of Fiber in the Middle EastGovernment SupportUEAQatarBahrainContent-Based ServicesPopulation DistributionImpact of Fixed Network SharingIntelligent CitiesOverlap with Business Services and Mobile Data ServicesInhibitors to Fiber Broadband DeploymentCostStrength of Mobile BroadbandUnderdeveloped Fixed-Line InfrastructuresLack of Fixed-Line CompetitionFuture Outlook Future Development of Consumer Fiber Broadband in the Middle EastCountry-by-Country Overview of Fiber OutlookGuidance for Market PlayersEmphasize Sustainability and Quality over Speed of RolloutGovernments Should Help When PossibleConsider Network SharingTake a Holistic Approach to Monetizing Fiber NetworksLearn More Related ResearchMethodologyDefinitionsTable: Country Overview of Fiber-Related Developments Figure: Consumer Fiber Broadband Connections in the Middle East, 2007–2011 Figure: Overview of Middle East Fixed Broadband Networks, 2011
Consumer Fiber Broadband Networks in the Middle East: Moving at Different Speeds?
This IDC Insight reviews the development of fiber broadband networks for consumer use in the Middle East. It begins by looking at fiber's growth as a consumer broadband technology in the region. Next, it analyzes the major drivers and inhibitors of the deployment of consumer fiber broadband networks. It then analyzes how Middle Eastern markets are likely to develop in the next few years, including a country-by-country overview, before concluding with recommendations for players that are active in the region and have an interest in the deployment of fiber broadband networks.