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NETGEAR to deliver new 3G technologies in region

Company says there will be over four million 3G/4G subscribers in Middle East by end 2010

NETGEAR to deliver new 3G technologies in region
Ahmad Zeidan, Channel sales manager, NETGEAR Middle East, says that 3G and 4G subscribers in the Middle East will total over four million by the end of 2010.

NETGEAR Incorporated has announced plans to deliver new technologies and products to 3G and 4G service providers in the Middle East, following a report by market research and information analysis company RNCOS.

RNCOS has stated that by the end of 2010, the total number of 3G subscribers in the Middle East will be over four million. This figure represents a 60% compound annual growth rate.

Recent reports on internet penetration in the Middle East have shown that Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE have posted high percentages of household broadband penetration

Saudi Arabia is also beginning to increase broadband penetration rates, showing that demand for 3G and 4G services are likely to continue to rise in the region, according to NETGEAR.

"More and more people in the Middle East region are expected to make the 3G / 4G shift by the end of 2010; an increase expected to be so big that it will actually shatter the four million subscriber marker," said Ahmad Zeidan, Channel sales manager, NETGEAR Middle East. "Consumers have become more open to the use of modern technology and integrating it in their daily functions. NETGEAR sees this growing demand and would like to capitalise on it by introducing new technologies and services to the region's ISP's - offering key technologies that seek to enhance mobile connectivity and home security. Moreover, we remain upbeat about this growth and we aim to reinforce partnerships in key areas like KSA and Qatar."

NETGEAR will be participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas between January 6 and January 9, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will reveal its latest line of broadband internet access technologies, products and services.

"NETGEAR remains constant in its commitment to the research and development of new technologies that satisfy user expectations from all classes of Service Providers in the Middle East region," said Zeidan.

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