Telecom experts predict 2005 'year of triple play'

DUBAI - Telecoms analysts and other industry experts are positioning 2005 as a year of increased 'triple play' rollout, highlighting opportunities for telecoms operators and service providers to develop integrated voice (telephone), data (Internet), and video offerings.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 27 Dec 2004, 11:21 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:49 AM

According to a survey by Taiwan-based research firm Market Intelligence Centre, “In 2005, service providers are expected to more aggressively roll out triple play data, voice, and video services to raise ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) as broadband penetration rates increase with ever rising transmission speeds."

Triple play offerings can be a bundled package of services intended to return more benefits to customers in the Middle East as it will offer more affordable rates than the aggregation of charges for individual services, ensuring greater convenience and integrating customer help desks.

Intracom is introducing triple play systems to meet anticipated growth around the Middle East. But, market experts believe that the region's triple play sector is still in its infancy, and triple play options that enable operators to test and evaluate market demand before deploying full-scale systems will be the first choice for Middle East-based operators.

Stavros Vougas, managing director, Intracom Middle East FZE, said: “By bundling video and high-speed data with voice services, regional operators can compete more effectively and offer an alternative to the satellite-dominated home entertainment market.



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