The Middle East is one of the fastest developing wireless markets in the world, growing 25% in 2007 (source: Wireless Intelligence), and shows strong scope for further growth. Although there are over 130 million handsets in circulation in the region, half the population does not yet own a mobile.
“The market has yet to reach saturation point and offers Intec tremendous opportunities,”
commented Gary Burch, Vice President EMEA, Intec Telecom Systems PLC.
“We’re seeing a number of service providers entering the market and local 3G and fixed line licenses are about to be auctioned; as a leading technology supplier, it’s important for us to be at the heart of the action,” he added.
Intec already has a strong reputation in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan with Du, Telecom Egypt, Mobinil, STC, Alpha MIC1, Mobilink, Ufone, Zong, Orascom Telecom Algerie, Algerie Telecom, Maroc Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding amongst its customers. The company’s Dubai office is located in Internet City and officially opens for business in July 2008.
“Dubai is the Silicon Valley of the Middle East”,concluded Burch. “If you are going to succeed in the region, you have to be in the right place at the right time. The Middle East operators and service providers want the very best products and people available, and that’s where we come in.”
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