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Compaq 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 and Africa.

"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.

Compaq continued to dominate the server market with 63.1 per cent in Egypt, 57 per cent in Saudi Arabia and 71.5 per cent in the UAE.
Source: Gulf News
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