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TP-Link uses GITEX to reveal plan for Riyadh office

Networking vendor upbeat about regional growth prospects

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TP-LINK, a Chinese provider of networking products, is bullish about growth in the Middle East and plans to open an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the end of 2014.

Speaking at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2014, Jason Xu, TP-Link’s Vice President of Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, told GITEX Times: “This year we will be opening our new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It’s in process now and we expect it to be ready in three or four months.”

Xu adds that the company has three staff in Saudi Arabia and hopes to increase this to about 20 after the new office opens. TP-Link sees huge potential in Saudi Arabia due to its growing population and economy, Xu says.

TP-Link already has a strong presence in the Middle East, with an office and warehouse in Dubai, manned by a team of about 25 people. The company, which was founded in 1996, is best known for its  wireless routers and modems, which Xu describes as “hot items” in the Middle East. In March, the company said that its TL-WPA4220 300Mbps AV500 WiFi Powerline Extender had gained HWM’s Gold award with a performance of 9.0 points out of 10 from HWM Malaysia.