m2fx is expanding its business into Oman and the United Arab Emirates through a partnership with Innogulf Solutions.
Innogulf will provide customers with m2fx’s full product range, including its Miniflex range of pushable fibre cables. Developed to resist the toughest conditions in direct sun and long-term temperatures of 80°C, the cables are proven to reduce installation costs and increase reliability.
Both Oman and the UAE are at the forefront of fibre rollouts, with 85% of homes in the UAE subscribing to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. What’s more, major construction projects in Dubai, around Expo 2020, and Qatar’s staging of the World Cup are providing increasing opportunities for fibre deployments in hotels, malls and compounds.
“At Innogulf we are continually looking for innovative, high quality products that deliver real advantage to our customers,” said Jabeen Banu, director, Innogulf. “m2fx’s market-leading pushable fibre is the perfect fit for philosophy, with its unique technology bringing down costs while delivering a durable solution for fibre projects. Given the growth in the local market, we can see substantial opportunities for our partnership to increase fibre deployments across the UAE and Oman.”
Available with m2fx’s patented QuikPush pushable technology, the Miniflex range combines lightness, flexibility and robustness. QuikPush speeds up installations by enabling crews to simply push or pull fibre to their destination, without the need to use expensive blowing machines. The strength of Miniflex’s pre-tested products means they can be nailed directly to external and internal walls, without the need for additional ducting.
Reduced installation times and greater reliability translate into higher quality, increased productivity and lower costs. Crews can complete 60 per cent more installations per day without impacting quality, according to m2fx. By de-skilling operations, which brings down costs by up to 50 per cent in the Middle East, the company claims.
“The gulf region is undergoing huge growth, with major construction projects underway and planned across the United Arab Emirates,” said Simon Roberts, sales director, Middle East and Africa, m2fx. “These provide significant opportunities for fibre deployments.”