consolidates the Middle East PC market leadership
Dec 5, 2000
Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia provided
the strongest growth as Compaq consolidated its PC market leadership
in the Middle East for the third quarter. The U.S. company said sales
rose 65.7 per cent in Egypt, 48.8 per cent in the UAE and 42.5 per
cent in Saudi Arabia compared to the corresponding period last year.
Compaq leads in all three markets with shares of 21, 32.3 and 21.8 per
cent respectively, according to the latest International Data Corp
(IDC) figures. It maintained its lead in the Middle East and North
Africa with 17.2 per cent of the overall market, 14.5 per cent for
desktops, 38.6 per cent for portables and 32.8 per cent for servers.
"Compaq's product portfolio secures its position as a unifying
force for the Internet and we are uniquely positioned to meet the
massive demands," said Dr. Walid Moneimne, vice-president and
managing director, business development group for Europe, Middle East
"Compaq provides solutions that utilize a variety of devices and
wireless and broadband communications technologies to seamlessly and
securely link with data rich servers and storage."
IDC data give Compaq 19 per cent of the desktop market in Egypt, 18.3
per cent in Saudi Arabia and 25.4 per cent in the UAE. For mobile
computers, market shares were 51.3 per cent in Saudi Arabia, 59.3 per
cent in the UAE and 41.5 per cent in Egypt.