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Cabling specialist announces strong regional growth

Swiss structured cabling specialist, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), has announced its most recent financial performance figures for 2010, where the Middle East and Africa emerged as its most successful regions. Despite the uncertain economic climate, R&M recorded an impressive 16 per cent growth rate for the first half of the year and was able to extend its regional market leadership in the passive cabling domain.

Africa was particularly successful, having achieved in the first half of the year, its entire sales figures of 2009, enabling the Swiss cabling specialist to extend its regional market leadership in the passive cabling domain.

Growth is being driven by increased infrastructure investment throughout the Middle East, notably in the Public Networks division (broadband and telecommunications networks) where the company benefited from a number of initiatives to deploy fiber or FTTx solutions in key markets such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Qatar.

R&M has also successfully completed a number of projects throughout the region in the Private Networks division (building, companies, clinics, data processing centers) across several industry verticals including healthcare, oil and gas, data centers, hotels, education, and finance.

Looking forward, the Swiss cabling specialist expects the growth trend to be maintained as international network operators, telecom companies and data processing centers continue to invest in new infrastructure. R&M is expecting a significant increase in Public Network orders for the remainder of the year.

At the product level, demand for the recently launched Cat. 6A connection module is strong. The Single Circuit Management System that simplifies the management of large volumes of fibre optics in broadband providers' distributors is also about to be launched in the Middle East market.

R&M's position in the Middle East is strong, offering customisable, flexible innovations such as the Cat. 6A connection module, Cat. 6 shielded and unshielded products, and FTTx solutions. Supported by local offices throughout the Middle East and Africa, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, R&M structured cabling solutions are designed to cater to the growing demand by organisations and enterprises, high speed uninterrupted access to information across their networks.