Cabling investment on the rise in the Middle East, says OnLine Distribution
Investment in high performance cabling is increasing in the region and the Middle East is ahead of global technology trends for the physical layer of the enterprise.
Regional network managers are willing to invest in new, advanced technologies that will deliver tangible benefits to their operations, according to research conducted by value added networking distributor, Online Distribution. There has been rapid growth in acceptance of laser optimized multimode fiber as an alternative to traditional multimode and single mode fiber and, to keep pace with the increased demand, cabling majors like Corning and Ortronics have opened offices in the region. This reinforces their commitment to the region and offers customers valuable technical support.
“Network infrastructure is a major area of growth in Middle East,” said Venu Menon, Director, OnLine Distribution. “IT professionals have learned from experience with existing networks that they must have the best connectivity infrastructure to realize the full potential of their network. Especially when it calls for data intensive applications. Managers now view high quality cabling as an excellent investment rather than just a necessary cost. Our expanded portfolio of cabling solutions has been well received by the existing network of channel partners, with particularly strong demand from those active in the government, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. As a value added distributor, the presence of our vendor partners in the region will help us serve the channel and our customers better.”
OnLine Distribution gives its channel partners a competitive edge by supplying technical expertise, network design solutions, and assistance in training. This aids development in their overall capabilities, and provides high-quality communications and networking products at a fair and competitive price. Its structured cabling solutions cater to the growing demands from large enterprises for secure, uninterrupted access to information across their networks. Online’s regional client list includes leading names in every practical vertical segment namely, Retail, Healthcare, Hospitality, Government, Educational Institutions etc.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of tip-to-tip, fiber-optic and copper product solutions for cabling networks. Its best selling products include Corning’s EPIC Connector and Splice Panel that are ideal for all types of network designs, including stand alone and basic installations.
“Design innovations are helping companies to manage cabling and technology issues more effectively, which is why this is a fast-growing area for investment in the region,” concludes Menon. “With the size, scope and sophistication of networks continuing to increase within the region, cost efficient yet effective management solutions will become a key priority for regional network managers.”
The Middle East is also a key focus market for Ortronics and the company provides a range of structured cabling solutions. Ortronics solutions have been successfully been deployed in various sectors, including government, financial, education, medical, commercial, industrial, and telecommunications.
OnLine Distribution Ltd. is a value-added distributor for data networking products and services covering the Middle East, Western Asia and North Africa. It is a subsidiary of Datatec, an international networking and IT services group.
Based in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone of Dubai, the company has stocking locations and offices in both Jebel Ali and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It provides its partners with technical expertise, network design solutions, logistics and sales support for all its vendors, as well as their large inventory of products.