The Continual Demand for Legacy Telecoms Equipment in Saudi Arabia


The Saudi telecoms sector is the largest in the Middle East, with continual growth since the liberalisation of telecommunications services in 2003. There has been a shift of fixed broadband from ADSL to fibre and thanks to government funding, internet coverage is set to be available for the whole country. This will also support business development to help to increase productivity and further strengthen the economy.

With 54 million mobile subscribers, mobile broadband contracts far outweigh fixed ones. However, the biggest growth area is in high-end services for corporate and individual customers. Although the trend is towards a decline in fixed telephony, demand continues for telephone hardware, particularly manufacturer-discontinued legacy telecoms equipment.

MF Communications recently received a $45k order to supply Ericsson and Aastra telephones and hardware to a maintainer in Saudi Arabia. This same maintainer also ordered $18k of Nortel and Avaya equipment on another occasion. All of these were legacy telecoms equipment.

Traditional PBX systems have been around for a long time and have proven a reliable and effective form of communication for medium to large enterprises. Many companies choose to continue maintaining their PBX rather than venturing into the unknown by changing or upgrading to a cloud-based solution.

Any organisation that operates a telephone system that is no longer in production should not feel that they have to change or upgrade to something new. Companies like MF Communications have been supplying remanufactured legacy telecoms equipment for years. They specialise in business phones and PBX systems and hardware made by all the major manufacturers, including Siemens Unify, Ericsson, Aastra, Avaya, Mitel, Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel. Click here for more information about system maintenance.

If you are not in the position to change your current PBX and need assistance with maintenance and the on-going supply of critical parts, spares and phones, contact MF Communications to find out how they can help you.