Comba Telecom appoints Dr Hazim Al-Rawi as General Manager
Comba Telecom Systems is expanding its business footprint in the Middle East and North Africa, in response to the region’s growing network coverage and capacity needs. The solution provider has appointed a new General Manager for the MENA region. Dr Hazim Al-Rawi will manage and provide strategic direction to Comba’s regional business across all products, solutions and services.
“The MENA region continues to experience exponential growth in data communications and, in turn, the pressure on mobile network operators to facilitate coverage anywhere-anytime is mounting. Meanwhile, the number of subscriptions, too, is seeing unprecedented growth. Multiple countries within the region have extremely high smartphone and mobile device penetration rates,” notes Dr Al-Rawi.
The Middle East and Africa region is headed for the strongest mobile data traffic growth anywhere in the world at estimated compound annual growth rate of 71% in the lead up to 2020. UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, in particular, have seen steep increase in mobile data traffic in the last few years, with forecasts for continued heavy growth.
Dr Al-Rawi plans to leverage Comba’s classification as a Tier-1 turnkey In-Building Solutions and Distributed Antennas Systems solution provider, to help existing and new customers enhance their mobile networks.
“Comba will play its part in meeting this growing demand by leveraging its extensive 2G, 3G and 4G wireless products portfolio. Network operators within the MENA region have shown a particular interest in Comba’s new antenna systems to tackle bandwidth bottlenecks.”
Comba was recently ranked Tier-1 antenna supplier by industry analyst EJL Wireless Research, following a rise in deployments of its new generation, ultra-wideband compact 4G antennas, which provide a rapid fix for weak network coverage in high-traffic areas.
Comba Telecom is a supplier of infrastructure and wireless enhancement solutions to mobile operators and enterprises to enhance and extend their wireless communications networks. Comba’s product portfolio includes wireless enhancement, antennas and subsystems, wireless transmission and wireless access equipment. Comba’s end-to-end network solutions include consultation, network design, installation, commissioning and optimisation.