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Cisco opens Qatar office

Networking giant vows to address "massive" opportunity in Qatari market by announcing opening of country office.

Cisco has launched direct operations in Qatar in a bid to capitalise on the growth it is seeing in the country.

Wayne Hull, Cisco's recently appointed South Gulf country manager will head the unit and attempt to strengthen relationships with key customers.

"Qatar has always been a key market for Cisco and our customers there have deployed some of the most advanced network environments in the region," he claimed. "We see a massive opportunity for growth and Cisco is investing heavily in terms of resources to provide strategic consultancy, direct support and smart business solutions to public and private establishments operating in Qatar."

The opening of a local office comes just four months after Cisco signed its largest ever consultancy agreement in the country with Energy City Qatar. That deal will see Cisco identify and design advanced technology solutions to create the infrastructure required to support the US$2.6 billion regional energy hub in Qatar.

"The launch of the Cisco Qatar office comes in line with Cisco's expansion strategy across the Gulf," said Samer Alkharrat, general manager at Cisco Gulf.

"The Gulf region ranks as one of the fastest growing regions for Cisco worldwide and we are still in rapid growth mode. As a result, Cisco continues its strategic investments in the right resources," he added.

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