By Safura Rahimi
New research estimates strong growth in the MENA market up to 2015.
The region's telecoms and broadband market will attract $70 billion in revenue by 2015, according to Madar Research.
Revealed at the MECOM 2007 exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week, a report by the regional market intelligence firm indicates that the Middle East telecoms market will soon tip $50 billion.
According to Madar Research's ICT Use Index, the Arab World saw a 43% increase in the average use of information and communications technology (ICT) from 2004 to 2005.
The ICT Index covers based fixed line subscribers, mobile phone subscribers, internet users and computer-installed base.
"The regional telecommunications sector is going through an exciting phase, fuelled by huge advances in technologies and market liberalisation," said David Hirst, Exhibition Director at MECOM Forums.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.