close

policy

We would like to invite you to continue a survey you have started. ...

Do you trust your insurer ?

Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Insurance provides peace of mind
Insurance is purchased only when compulsory
Terms and Conditions (small print) are clear and easily accessible
Insurance jargon (language) stands in the way of fully understanding each policy
Insurance companies try their best to uphold the details of the policy without cutting corners
Reducing risk, cutting costs and profits are more important to an insurance company than the customer
Insurance companies in the region are as professional as in other more developed markets
Gender
Age group
Do you feel your insurance provider works in your interest?
Have you had a rejected claim that you feel was not justified?
Do you trust your insurance provider?
Our Network

Register for our free newsletter

 
 
Latest News

Calling in cheaper rates

The UAE has just approved the license for its third telecoms operator, Yahsat. Will this lead to a greater variety of services and lower prices for consumers?

0

March 1, 2010 1:52 by



While the two telcos have been making money, most customers in the UAE have been paying through the nose: A recent survey by Kipp found that people in the UAE pay up to 14 times more for a broadband connection compared with their counterparts in the UK.

However, the TRA announced last month that UAE telcos would soon be allowed to set their own prices without seeking government approval. While regulations were originally set to prevent a price war between the two operators, it is expected that Etisalat and du will now be allowed to compete more freely. The move will also help prevent measures such as predatory pricing, and foster healthy competition, the TRA said.

Now, with the entry of a third operator – which boasts the benefit of satellite technology – the competition may get even more intense. While Yahsat said that it has not yet fixed tariffs for the UAE, company officials say its internet services will have different tariff plans compared with terrestrial service providers.

Will this translate into cheaper broadband rates for consumers? We certainly hope so.



Pages: 1 2 3

0

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment