“Telecom Duopoly Safe Until 2012”
In the July 28 issue of The National (UAE), Booz & Company Principal Bahjat El-Darwiche (Middle East) was quoted in an article detailing a Booz & Company report that predicts the liberalization of Arab telecommunications markets would remain largely incomplete until new competitors were introduced, a period that could take four years. To do so, says El-Darwiche (Middle East), it is very important that regulators evolve their markets in a managed way. “On one side, don’t rush any decisions and effect market development,” he said. “But on the other side, don’t delay decisions and slow the market.”