Category Archives: Middle East

Pay TV homes in 20 Mid East countries to double in 2010 – 2021 to 20.9m

Legitimate pay TV operators in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly relying on exclusive content rights to gain subscribers, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. This is especially true for satellite TV platforms such as … Continue reading

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Vodafone Operating Companies

Vodacom Group (Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa) – Vodacom DRC** – Vodacom Lesotho – Vodacom Mozambique – Vodacom South Africa – Vodacom Tanzania Vodafone Albania Vodafone Czech Republic Vodafone Egypt Vodafone Germany Vodafone Ghana Vodafone … Continue reading

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Pay-TV homes in Middle East and North Africa to double 2010 – 2020 to 21.3 million

The number of pay-TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa will double between 2010 and 2020 to 21.3 million, according to a report by Digital TV Research. Turkey will account for 37 percent of the 2020 total. The … Continue reading

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Israel, UAE and Saudi now account for 70% of all Middle East Data Centre space

There has been a sharp increase in Data Centre facilities, providers and space that has taken place in the Middle East region since 2012. The newly-published TCL Data Centre Middle East – 2015 (DCME) report finds that Data Centre space … Continue reading

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Extracts from ‘Middle East and North Africa TV’, published April 2014

 Kuwait in summary: Population (end-2013) 3,279,848 Area (sq km) 17,818 Population density (per sq km) 184.1 Capital/ppulation KuwaitCity, end-2012 est. 517,786 Households (end-2013) 344,852 GDP (US$ mil.) (2013 est) 185,319 GDP % growth(decline) 0.8 Unemployment (%) (2013 est) 2.1 Inflation … Continue reading

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How will Virgin differentiate its offering in Saudi Arabia? Branson needs more than a one-off stunt to make his mark

When Virgin Mobile launches a new operation, its founder, Sir Richard Branson, performs a spectacular stunt, such as jumping out of a hot air balloon or jet skiing into town. Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) last week was … Continue reading

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Asian smartphone shipments to account for 42.3% of global market by 2016

African smartphone shipments to double by 2016: there is already a remarkable 35 million smartphones expected to be shipped to Africa in 2013, but according to Porto Research’s ‘Mobile Factbook 2013’ this will double by the end of 2016, and … Continue reading

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African smartphone shipments to grow nearly 40% by end-2016

Given the hype surrounding smartphones, one might be excused for thinking that they would continue to flood the market until such time everyone has one, and then – and only then – would the uptake of phones slacken. Some data … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific will make 43.1% of all mobile phones in 2016: USA & Europe to lose out

How do you know if your mobile phone is a fake and does it matter? I had to fly home from the States a couple of days after the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot to detonate liquid explosives using water bottles … Continue reading

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African nations to top US by mobile net additions 2011 – 2016: Portio Research

The ‘Portio Mobile Factbook 2013’ – a comprehensive market overview available as a free download – provides some interesting insights to the global mobile market. In a table showing the world’s Top 10 largest mobile markets by net additions in … Continue reading

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