Middle East Telecom Market to Reach $96 Billion by 2018

combaSurge in demand in the GCC telecom industry prompts Comba Telecom to offer managed services

DUBAI: 21, May 2014: Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited, a global leading wireless solutions provider, has announced plans to include network management and maintenance services amidst the surge in demand over the last year, with a 30% growth in the number of customers in the Gulf Cooperation Council area.

According to a report by Analysys Mason,[1] a market intelligent agency, the Middle East and North Africa telecoms market will grow at a CAGR of 2.9% to reach USD96 billion in 2018. UAE, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will show the strongest net growth in the telecoms market, with the UAE in the lead at just over 3% CAGR.

“Companies in the Middle East are increasingly relying on managed services as the telecom industry grows rapidly, which opens up excellent opportunities for us to offer after-sales support,” stated Eldynero Santos, general manager for Comba Telecom Middle East. “We have noticed that UAE companies are looking to invest in managed services, giving them the opportunity to focus on their core business.”

In line with this, Comba is looking at opportunities to expand its business in the GCC. Managed services include network management, which ensures all network elements perform optimally with minimal service disruptions for the customer. Comba’s maintenance services include remote monitoring, routine maintenance and downtime repair. Trained technicians can be deployed on site for physical inspection, fault rectification or firmware upgrades. This ensures that potential faults are detected early so that equipment downtime is minimised.

Comba supplies A-Z turnkey in-building solutions to Etisalat in the UAE and Ooredoo in Qatar. This includes supply, design, installation, commissioning, integration and optimisation. Comba products, such as base station antennas, repeaters, MCPA and microwave equipment, are also supplied to various operators in Kuwait, Bahrain, Libya and KSA.

“We are witnessing a surge in the telecom industry in the GCC, especially as the penetration of smartphones passes 50%. We want to capitalise on this and ensure that our operators and customers are well equipped to handle the load,” continued Santos.


About Comba Telecom:

Comba Telecom is a supplier of infrastructure and wireless enhancement solutions to mobile operators and enterprises to enhance and extend their wireless communications networks. Established in 1997, and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2003. Comba has 40+ offices around the world employing 10,000+ professionals throughout China and the world.

Comba’s product portfolio includes wireless enhancement, antennas and subsystems, wireless transmission and wireless access equipment. Comba’s end-to-end network solutions include consultation, network design, installation, commissioning and optimization.