Mobiserve ramps up manufacturing capacity

Egyptian vendor increases production and plans expansion in Africa

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Mobiserve ramps up manufacturing capacity Sameh Atalla, CEO, Mobiserve, said his company plans to tap growing demand from Africa.
By  Roger Field Published  September 16, 2010

Mobiserve, a Cairo-based telecom vendor and systems integrator, is ramping up its manufacturing capacity to tap growing demand for telecoms equipment in Africa.

The company, which produces telecoms hardware including base stations and shelters from a manufacturing unit in Cairo, plans to increase production to meet significant demand from East Africa, where the firm estimates the mobile subscriber base could double in the next four years.

The manufacturing unit, which operates under the name Mobifactory, started producing kit such as cell towers in 2005, mainly for the Egyptian market.

Mobiserve decided to increase production after winning a number of contracts in other African countries, including a contract with Telcel in Zimbabwe.

"They are using this as a springboard to launch their products further into Africa. They have increased production and are ramping up marketing activities," a spokesperson for the company told itp.net.

Sameh Atalla, CEO, Mobiserve, said: "Customer demand is certainly one of the key factors behind our expansion. [...] As MobiFactory expands into East Africa, it will be well positioned to serve East African operators by providing essential infrastructure for cellular base stations, enabling operators to rapidly roll out services to customers."

The news follows closely from Mobiserve's decision to expand its presence in Africa in July by establishing an office in Kenya. At the time, Atalla said that Mobiserve planned to start operating in new markets including Oman, Yemen and various countries in North and West Africa.

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