More than 63.2 million internet users in the Arab world
A recent international report on world internet usage made by the Internet World Statistics office, has shown that the Middle East has witnessed a dramatic 1,825.3 per cent growth in the number of internet users in the last decade (2000 to 2010), increasing the penetration to 29.8 per cent and translating into a total of 63.2 million users. In what would further contribute to driving this enormous growth, NETGEAR, a worldwide provider of technologically advanced branded networking and storage products, has announced the release of a whole new line of powerful next generation routers that will give users more enhanced internet and networking capabilities and experience. The new line includes the N750, N600 Dual-Band Gigabit Routers and the N300 Wireless + Powerline Router -- all part of NETGEAR’s strategic move to redefine the role of wireless routers and gateways in enabling a variety of innovative new applications and features.
The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is being packaged as the ultimate networking machine with key features like ready share remote access; easy printer accessibility; quick start and steady stream of high definition videos and a clear channel selector. The new feature-rich router includes all the unique functionality consumers have come to know and trust from NETGEAR, such as Live Parental Controls, Guest Network Access, and a Broadband Usage Meter. In addition, the premium router is DLNA® Certified, has an option to extend TiVo storage, is compatible with Time Machine software to back up data on a connected USB Storage device and offers one of the highest USB access speeds running a 680 MHz powerful processor.
“The incredible growth in the number of internet users in this region, which are now more than 63 million, reflects the rapid progress that the Middle East region is making in the field of Information Technology,” said Ahmed Zeidan, Channel Sales Manager, NETGEAR Middle East. “NETGEAR has maintained its stronghold in this market by providing consumers with innovative solutions in internet connectivity. Our long years of experience have given us the first hand knowledge of what consumers will want when they connect to the world wide web - fast service and access to quality content. NETGEAR’s wide range of products, like our new routers, promises our customers an internet experience unmatched by any other router in the market today.”
The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL Modern Router is an all-in-one high-performance ultimate home gateway that provides a function-rich solution to consolidate multiple network devices in the home that provides connectivity to the Internet with a built-in ADSL modem or a Gigabit Ethernet port for high- speed cable or fiber service. The router offers enhanced functionality, including a 4-port Gigabit switch, ReadyShare storage access with two USB ports, a DLNA Media Server, Live Parental Controls, Guest Networks, and a Broadband Usage Meter. Users can handle multiple high-bandwidth applications across numerous networked devices with ease - resulting in a reliable and speedy Internet connection throughout the home.
“NETGEAR is upbeat that the region will continue to see an increase in internet user penetration - allowing us the opportunity to leverage our presence in the region and continue to market our products in the region. Wireless connectivity is growing year on year in the Middle East region, however key consumer issues like bad coverage and connections brought about by large and tall buildings and other infrastructure have to be dealt with to ensure prompt service. NETGEARs wide range of wireless equipment promises users a smooth and uninterrupted experience. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide our customers with world class high quality products that not only promise enhanced internet connectivity but the general satisfaction of safety and security when they log on to the world wide web,” added Zeidan.
The NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router delivers top speeds of up to 450 Mbps on the 5GHz channel for fast and flawless HD video streaming, simultaneous downloads, and lag-free online gaming in addition to basic Internet applications - offering key features like ReadyShare USB, Live Parental Controls, Guest Network Access, and a Broadband Usage Meter. The NETGEAR N300 Wireless outer with Powerline AV is a whole-home “hybrid” connectivity solution that delivers the convenience of wireless and the reliability of a wired powerline and Ethernet connection. This powerful new router gives users the choice to connect mobile devices in the home to the Internet via a fast wireless connection, or devices like gaming consoles and Blu-rayTM players with a wired or powerline connection. The WNXR2000 hybrid router acts as the hub of the digital home, distributing broadband over powerline to televisions and other consumer electronics devices with Ethernet ports as well as over wireless, boosting overall network bandwidth and providing greater coverage in every home environment.