Motorola eyes Middle East video opportunities

Region becomes main focus for growth in EMEA territory.
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The Motorola Home business has identified the Middle East as a major growth region for its video services according to a senior executive at the company.

“Motorola Home is putting all its resources into this region at the moment, it will make a step-change in our business going forward,” said Steve McCaffery, VP and GM, Motorola Home. “I see KSA as one of the largest growth markets for us in all of the EMEA. The majority of our market share has come form the incumbent carriers in Western Europe but now the focus for us in terms of resources and opportunities for development is in Middle East.”

Speaking to after the Arab Advisor’s Media and Telecoms convergence conference, McCaffery said that there had been a noticeable switch on attitude to content distribution.

“Certainly over the last nine months the Middle East has shown a very strong drive towards video distribution systems. The onset of both wireless broadband and fixed broadband with ultra high data speeds has driven them [the telcos] to look for new revenue streams through video services.

“It was astounding to see the number of customers and CxO level executives that attended the conference and showed their commitment to the convergence process in the Middle East,” added McCaffery.

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