An increasing number of companies, especially from Europe, are keen to showcase their latest technologies at the 12th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcasting and Communication Event - CABSAT 2006, according to organiser Dubai World Trade Centre. CABSAT is the leading electronic media and communication event in the Middle East. This year’s show is scheduled to take place from 7-9 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Pan-Arab region has seen numerous developments in the Communications and Electronic Media industy over the past two years. Liberalisation of the communication sector by governments, explosive growth in the number of new free to air TV and radio channels, and implementation of new technological advances like DVB-RCS, HDTV, Interactive TV and Broadband via Satellite have stimulated growth and spurred investment substantially. Around 41 million multi-channel television homes are projected to exist in the Middle East and North Africa by the end of 2010, with 68% of homes connected to cable and satellite television according to industry analysts.
As a result, CABSAT 2006 will have strong participation by companies from the Eurozone, including Austria, Belgium, France, Italy plus “Government Supported” country pavilions from Spain, Germany and the UK among others, registering an overall growth of 23% in participating companies from Europe. CABSAT2006 will also showcase a whole host of technological advances from regionally located companies from the Middle East, Asia and North America.