United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q4 2017
BMI View: We keep a positive outlook for the market and expect it to continue its growing trend, despitetwo quarters of contraction. Our outlook is underpinned by the launch of two MVNOs for the first time,high disposable incomes and a strong influx of migrants. Competition is intense, as Etisalat and duaggressively invest in technological innovation, network and new products and services. This fiercecompetition has supported technological uptake, and we believe 4G and 4.5G LTE-Advanced will be majorgrowth drivers by the latter years of our forecast to 2021, complemented by price-competitive value-addedservices and content.