About this Essay:
Middle East Satellite Communications and Internet via Satellite is the latest in a series of market research reports which cover the latest trends in satellite communications and associated technologies.
It focuses on the two main areas I believe are of interest to the industry, satellite broadcasting and Internet via satellite.
I have chosen to cover the Middle East because it is of an area of major success for DTH broadcasting, a major market for Internet via satellite and an area of intense topical interest. I have, within the report, identified a long-term major market for military broadband and narrowband communications.
The report is a regional follow-on and update to our annual Internet via Satellite reports published in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
I have, though, made substantial changes to the nature of our research on Internet via Satellite, opting for a series of regional reports looking at the issues in a much greater depth, providing a general overview of all forms of satellite communications within each region.
The geographic coverage of the report is the Arabic-speaking countries of the Middle East and North Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey.
The primary topics covered are DTH satellite broadcasting, satellite operations, point-topoint satellite links for ISPs and hybrid and two-way satellite-based broadband services. It also covers mobile satellite communications and military communications, with an overlap into cable, MMDS and thin route rural satellite coms.
It details major players in the region and current trends in satellite communications and provides a comprehensive database of key satellite players and ISPs in the region.
Overview of Satellite Communications in the Middle East
The Middle East has a substantial satellite communications sector based on regional satellites and DTH broadcasting. Its development reflects economic modernisation. The market consists of a core Arabic-speaking sector...