Dragon rides the wireless ethernet wave at GITEX 2008

Wireless ethernet technology company, DragonWave, has set up shop at this year’s GITEX as part of the organisations push into the MENA market.

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By  Administrator Published  October 22, 2008

Wireless ethernet technology company, DragonWave, has set up shop at this year’s GITEX as part of the organisations push into the MENA market.

The Canadian-based company has set its sights on the Middle East with the recent opening of its Dubai office, after already establishing a presence in North America and Western Europe.

Despite only going public 18 months ago, DragonWave has already entered a partnership with Orascom and is currently in negotiations with other telcos such as Etisalat and Qtel.

“A number of local telcos are operating pan regionally and we would like to support those operations,” says DragonWave CEO and President Peter Allen.

“Anywhere that high capacity wireless access systems are being put in could potentially benefit from our products. We are also working to extend broadband to people who haven’t had access to broadband in the past, such as some areas of Pakistan.”

The company is eager to develop its presence in the region, and is keeping an open mind about which countries it could potentially expand its operations to in the future.

“The key markets for us in the region are Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan, but we definitely wouldn’t exclude places like Egypt, Morocco and Algeria as well,” says Allen.

The company’s work with Orascom has already taken it into Pakistan and Egypt and it has its sights firmly set on further expansion.

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