VoIP Opportunities Emerge in Africa and the Middle East, Pyramid Finds

Updated: January 06, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As regulators in Africa and the Middle East eliminate barriers in liberalized markets, VoIP opportunities emerge as lines are expected to more than triple from 2010 to 2015, growing at an outstanding CAGR of more than 28 percent, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com).

AME VoIP Prospects Brighten Thanks to Broadband Growth and Regulatory Relief examines the current and forecast VoIP landscape in AME in terms of subscribers and revenue and then looks more closely at the factors that will enable this evolution of the service. Case studies on market dynamics in Oman and the UAE follow.

"Pyramid projects VoIP lines to generate revenue of more than $1.1 billion in 2010," says Hussam Barhoush, Senior Analyst at Pyramid. "This growth of VoIP subscriptions, coupled with the high demand for cheaper international calling rates as well as regulators issuing more lenient rules toward VoIP as a service, will accelerate VoIP revenue prospects. Pyramid Research projects VoIP revenue in the AME region to reach $2.77 billion in 2015."

The control of fixed operator monopolies over their markets ends as the market is liberalized and additional fixed licenses are introduced to the market. "The process of liberalization in several markets has allowed new entrants to launch VoIP services using new technologies, such as WiMax. In Oman and Jordan, new WiMax operators have recently launched VoIP services," Barhoush explains.

The growth of broadband infrastructure and broadband users will steer the growth of VoIP services in the AME region. In 2010, broadband revenue will reach a total of $9.56 billion. This will grow to more than $20 billion in 2015. As regulators consider the implementation of VoIP rules and regulations, Pyramid Research believes that the percentage of broadband lines that will carry voice will grow dramatically.

AME VoIP Prospects Brighten Thanks to Broadband Growth and Regulatory Relief is part of Pyramid Research's Africa & Middle East Telecom Insider report series.

SOURCE Pyramid Research

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