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Broadband MEA 2013: Expectations high in emerging markets; a reality check for developed ones

“I note there is a disproportionate emphasis on the quality of the networks being deployed, in comparison with the discussion on how they can actually be monetized. The regional apps and content market is far from mature and – away from the glitz of the large regional incumbents’ physical networks – there is a danger… Read more

Ismail Patel

Broadband World Forum MEA 2012: Post-conference thoughts

This year’s BWF MEA was in stark contrast with the one held 12 months ago. The theme last year went down the path of fixed broadband, specifically fiber access and the UAE’s pioneering approach to connect every house to fibre. However, discussion on fixed broadband was pretty much subdued by a network that, while many industry… Read more

Ismail Patel

Metro-land Reborn? Iskandar Malaysia’s Smart City

Metro-land: For Londoners, it’s a swathe of leafy commuter suburbs built alongside the Metropolitan Railway in the early 20th century. Marketed as an escape from cramped urban life, Metro-land even inspired poems from poet laureate John Betjeman: And, with the morning villas sliding by, They felt so sure on their electric trip That Youth and… Read more

Camille Mendler