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ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010 - TABLE OF CONTENTS

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  • 1.   ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010 Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Service October 2010 Analyst: Alaa Numair Zeena Al Borgan This report has been delivered to Client as part of the subscription to the Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Service to be used exclusively by its employees  
  • 2. ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010   Copyright notice: Copyright 2010 by Arab Advisors Group. All rights reserved. No material contained in this report may be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the publisher. Any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, selling, distribution or in any way transfer of any direct or indirect information from this report which is the property of Arab Advisors Group, removing, erasing or hiding from view any copyright, trademark, confidentiality notice, mark or legend appearing on Arab Advisors Group products or any form of output is strictly prohibited, and will be under legal responsibility. The information contained in this report has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, but neither its completeness nor accuracy can be guaranteed. Opinions expressed are based on our interpretation of the available information, and are subject to change. Feedback: Our clients’ satisfaction is of our utmost concern. We welcome all feedback regarding our research and products. Please send us your notes on this report, what you found useful in it and future research directions that would help you in your business. Send feedback emails to: arabadvisors@arabadvisors.com © 2010 Arab Advisors Group  
  • 3. ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010   Table of Contents Section I: Executive Summary ............................................................... 1 Section II: Overview .............................................................................. 3 Section III: General comparisons .......................................................... 4 GDP per Capita ....................................................................................................4 Regulatory landscape ...........................................................................................6 Exchange rates....................................................................................................7 Sales Tax rates....................................................................................................8 Section IV: Regional residential ADSL packages and rates..................... 9 ADSL residential services availability in Arab countries ..............................................9 Types of ISPs .................................................................................................... 10 Modem purchase ............................................................................................... 11 Total cost of 512 Kbps residential ADSL................................................................. 11 Yearly and monthly subscription of 512 Kbps residential ADSL.................................. 13 Total cost of 1024 Kbps residential ADSL............................................................... 15 Yearly and monthly subscription of 1024 Kbps residential ADSL ................................ 17 Total cost of 2048 Kbps residential ADSL............................................................... 19 Yearly and monthly subscription of 2048 Kbps residential ADSL ................................ 21 Section V: The ADSL affordability measure .......................................... 23 Regional ADSL rates comparison (specific to the region) .......................................... 23 Regional ADSL rates comparison: ADSL Affordability Measure (AAM) ......................... 27 © 2010 Arab Advisors Group  
  • 4. ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2010   List of Exhibits Exhibit 1: A regional GDP per capita comparison (2009)....................................4 Exhibit 2: Fixed and Internet markets’ regulatory framework............................6 Exhibit 3: Exchange rates used in this report (September 2010) .......................7 Exhibit 4: Sales Tax % on ADSL services in the Arab region (September 2010).8 Exhibit 5: Residential ADSL Availability (September 2010) ................................9 Exhibit 6: Total cost of 512 Kbps residential ADSL (September 2010) .............11 Exhibit 7: Yearly and monthly subscription of 512 Kbps residential ADSL ........13 Exhibit 8: Connection fees percentage of the annual subscription (512 kbps) .14 Exhibit 9: Total cost of 1024 Kbps residential ADSL (September 2010) ...........15 Exhibit 10: Yearly and monthly subscription of 1024 Kbps residential ADSL ....17 Exhibit 11: Connection fees percentage of the annual subscription (1024 kbps) ..................................................................................................................18 Exhibit 12: Total cost of 2048 Kbps residential ADSL (September 2010) .........19 Exhibit 13: Yearly and monthly subscription of 2048 Kbps residential ADSL ....21 Exhibit 14: Connection fees percentage of the annual subscription (2048 kbps) ..................................................................................................................22 Exhibit 15: Total annual and monthly costs of 512 Kbps ADSL .........................23 Exhibit 16: Total annual and monthly costs of 1024 Kbps ADSL .......................24 Exhibit 17: Total annual and monthly costs of 2048 Kbps ADSL .......................25 Exhibit 18: Total annual costs of 512 Kbps ADSL as a % of GDP per capita......27 Exhibit 19: Total annual costs of 1024 Kbps ADSL as a % of GDP per capita....28 Exhibit 20: Total annual costs of 2048 Kbps ADSL as a % of GDP per capita....29 © 2010 Arab Advisors Group  
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