SME investments good for ICT sector


The large influx of investments made by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in newer and more sophisticated technologies has contributed significantly to the expansion of the UAE ICT sector (Information and Communications Technology), according to Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP / Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of converged multi-play networks.

In line with this, the company has announced its plans to consolidate its presence and penetrate the ICT sector while leveraging significant network upgrade opportunities in the region, with aims to boost its Middle East market share. The move complements recent industry forecasts that the UAE ICT market will continue to enjoy sustainable growth and will provide a strong platform for the development and expansion of SMEs.

Recent industry reports show that governments play a critical role in the region's ICT sector; focusing mainly in investing on initiatives to develop more mobile, fixed and internet networks and reducing dependency on the oil industry as a sole revenue generator. Aside from this, Middle East governments have started to liberalize their ICT segments by introducing attractive incentive packages to encourage more investments from the private sector.

Allied Telesis seeks to take advantage of this move by introducing its wide range of access, aggregation and backbone solutions for UAE ICT service providers. With a comprehensive product range that caters to the SMB (volume) markets, SME, enterprise and service provider businesses, the company offers innovative, standard-based IP networks that seamlessly connect users with voice, video and data services.

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