NETGEAR aims big in Qatar

Ahmad Zeidan, Channel Sales Manager, Netgear Middle East

NETGEAR, a networking and storage specialist plans to penetrate and create a stronger market presence in Qatar’s ICT segment and has ultimately set a QAR 10 million revenue goal in 2013.

The move complements the latest Qatar IT Industry report released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) stating that the country’s rapidly developing ICT segment is posed to reach a value of QAR 13.47 billion over the next two years. The report shows that the country’s telecommunications, government, oil & gas, and finance vertical markets have been identified as market segments with high IT spending which reflect Qatar’s move to diversify and increase the private sector’s role and participation in the move towards development.

According to the IDC report, Qatar is also ripe to embrace the growing presence of SME’s as a major part of the country’s growth and development. SME’s, along with other segments, are expected to infuse a lot of investments in IT infrastructure and other related solutions to help streamline operations and keep pace with their competitors.

NETGEAR is planning to leverage its wide range of products across the country’s various industry verticals. Among the company’s broad product portfolio, NETGEAR is currently promoting its current line of storage systems that are aimed at both home and business users, which range from 248GB enterprise rack units to the little two-bay ReadyNAS designed for home, small office use. The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 6 is a six-bay unit that is powered by a dual-core 1.66Ghz Intel Atom processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM, which can deliver up to 15 concurrent streams.

“Qatar’s ICT market has been witness to dramatic growth and development over the last few years, with analysts predicting continuous growth and subsequently reaching a value of over QAR 13.47 billion in two years,” said Ahmed Zeidan, Channel Sales Manager, NETGEAR Middle East. “This expected growth has drawn the attention of businesses wanting to play a major role in the sector’s development. NETGEAR’s confidence in Qatar’s ICT growth is reflected in our move to roll out strategic networking and storage products that can address the demands and requirements of various industry verticals.”