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Siemon introduces new passive ceiling zone enclosure

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Siemon has announced a new passive ceiling zone enclosure in the Middle East that installs flush within a 2 X 2 foot drop ceiling tile space. The new enclosure supports flexible, cost-effective zone cabling in today’s highly automated buildings by enabling shorter, easy-to-manage copper or fibre connections directly to building devices or to equipment outlets […]


Siemon outlines performance risks with low-cost generic fibre

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Siemon, a network infrastructure specialist, has released the results of comprehensive testing on the performance of plug and play optical fibre cable assemblies used in 40 and 100 Gigabit applications. Outlined in a new white paper A Closer Look at Plug and Play MPO/MTP Assemblies, the results clearly show that lower-cost generic assemblies from unknown […]


R&M to launch new SYNO dome cabling solution

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R&M has developed a new modular outdoor closure for fibre optic networks. For a sixth consecutive year, the company is sponsoring and participating at the FTTH Council MENA, taking place at the Regency Hotel in Kuwait from 7 to 9 November 2016, and will introduce its SYNO dome closure to the Middle East market at […]


Nexans to promote its LAN cabling solutions at GITEX

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Nexans has announced that it is participating in GITEX Technology Week 2016. The company will promote its world-class LAN cabling solutions including its latest data centre innovations at the region’s largest ICT event. “We are happy to participate in GITEX Technology Week 2016, which is an ideal platform for us to promote our latest cabling […]


SAIB Bank Egypt builds data centre with solutions from R&M

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Société Arabe Internationale de Banque (SAIB) in Cairo, Egypt has built its new data centre using HD patch panels, raceway systems, and pre-terminated copper and fibre cabling solutions from R&M. The investment is future-proofed to be Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) ready and in its next phase will involve the integration of the R&MinteliPhy system for […]


Networking industry instructed to CE mark cables used in construction

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From 1st July 2016 all communications cables for use in construction anywhere in the European Economic Area (EEA) are subject to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). CPR will require all cables marketed in the EEA to carry a CE mark. To get a CE mark all such communications cables will require to be tested and […]


R&M and FNT launch joint data centre cable management solution in MEA

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Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) and FNT Software today unveiled their joint solution for data centre cable management. Built on the integration of two infrastructure management products, the R&MinteliPhy and FNT’s Command software package, the solution delivers the functionality needed to mitigate typical data centre challenges including data transmission errors, performance issues and downtime. Through seamless […]


Nexans launches ‘Enspace’ in the Middle East

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Nexans has announced the launch of its new ultra-high density LANmark-OF ENSPACE solutions for data centres. The range includes patch panels, cables and connectors which will help data centres meet the growing data demand. “We are pleased to launch LANmark-OF ENSPACE for our customers in the Middle East. With the increased uptake of trends such […]


Omantel confirms landing of undersea cable in Europe

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Omantel has announced the successful landing of the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system in the French city of Marseille. Spanning approximately 25,000 km, the AAE-1 submarine cable is one of the first unique cable systems to connect Hong Kong to Singapore, Africa and Europe, all via Oman. The cable will provide an alternative and low […]


R&M to launch high-density fibre management solution

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R&M has announced its participation at the DCD Converged event, taking place in Dubai on 25 April 2016. At the event, R&M will conduct the Middle East launch of Netscale, the highest-density fibre cable management solution, and the first to feature integrated intelligent infrastructure management functionality. Designed as an ultra-high density platform that utilises the smallest […]


Brand-Rex introduces Wideband Multi-Mode Fibre Solutions

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Brand-Rex is set to launch a new 100/128 Gigabit/s Wideband Multi-Mode Fibre Solution for data centres, requiring only two fibres per link compared to current 20-fibre and 8-fibre solutions. The new product-set includes fibre cable and patch cords and is fully integrated into the Brand-Rex HI-DEX data centre connectivity system. Announcing the new Wideband Multi-Mode […]


Siemon acquires Gigaduct fibre containment system

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Siemon, the provider of global network infrastructure, has announced its acquisition of the Gigaduct fibre containment system from UK-based Gigacom Ltd. Under this definitive agreement, Siemon will acquire all existing Gigduct assets, inventory, tooling and customer base. Gigaduct is a flexible raceway system for routing, managing and protecting fibre optic cables in data centres, colocation […]


Siemon launches 2mm MTP fibre jumpers

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Siemon has launched 12-fibre MTP fibre jumpers with a smaller 2mm diameter cable for improved pathway fill, airflow and accessibility in high density fibre patching areas. Connecting MPO/MTP backbone trunk cabling to active equipment in 40/100 gigabit fibre applications, the jumpers feature the compact design of the MTP connector footprint and Siemon’s smaller 2mm RazorCore cable. […]


New ‘G2A’ submarine cable system between Gulf and Africa

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Omantel, the national operator of Oman, has announced the signing of the supply agreement with Xtera Communications, a provider of optical transport solutions, for building another submarine cable to strengthen its position in the region and beyond. The new cable will be built in partnership with Ethio Telecom, Golis Telecom and Telesom Company and will […]


R&M acquires Silicon Valley based REALM Communications Group

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Swiss Cabling specialist, R&M has announced the acquisition of REALM Communications Group. Inc., a North American fibre-optic specialist based in Milpitas, California. Founded in 1987, REALM is a leader in developing and supplying advanced fiber management products for data center, wireless antenna systems, enterprise networks and the Silicon Valley’s OEMs. “The acquisition of REALM offers R&M […]


Siemon launches SkinnyPatch modular patch cords for MENA

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Siemon has launched new SkinnyPatch 6 modular patch cords in the Middle East that deliver category 6 performance with a reduced diameter for improved pathway fill, airflow and increased flexibility in high density patching areas. With a 28 AWG stranded copper construction that enables a smaller cable diameter of just 4.0 mm (0.16 inches), SkinnyPatch […]


Siemon launches category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable

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Siemon, the network infrastructure provider, has announced the expansion of its copper cable with the addition of category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable (OSP) in the Middle East. This new cable is designed to provide superior performance and support for the latest applications to outside environments. Meeting TIA and ISO performance requirements for shielded class […]


Yanbu signs agreement to become first Smart City in KSA

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Etihad Etisalat’s data subsidiary, Bayanat has signed wholesale agreements with three different Retail Service Providers to serve the community in Yanbu through Open Access Network. FTTH Mobily, Sahara Net and Shabakah Net are going to provide smart city services for the residential and industrial areas at Yanbu industrial city. The signing ceremony for these agreements […]


R&M appoints Nabil Khalil as Executive Vice-President for region

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Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems, has announced the appointment of Nabil Khalil to the position of Executive Vice-President for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. In his new leadership role, Mr. Khalil will be tasked with increasing R&M’s penetration in the public sector, especially through involvement in the […]


The age-old debate: Copper vs. fibre cabling?

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While the age-old debate of copper versus fibre is one that has crept up time and time again over the past two decades, it is an argument that no longer has basis since neither can be considered the better of the two cabling options when we look at networks as a whole—from the desktop to […]