Saudi’s ITC picks Orange unit for fibre roll out

The project will enable ITC to provide triple play services across the kingdom.

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Saudi’s ITC picks Orange unit for fibre roll out The National Transformation Plan 2020 aspires to spread fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to 90% of urban areas by the year 2020.
By  David Ndichu Published  March 8, 2018

Sofrecom, part of the Orange Group, is to partner with Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) of Saudi Arabia in the planning and design of new FTTx network as well to supervise the implementation supervision of a project expected to cover 640,000 households.

This project will enable ITC to provide triple play services such as voice, high speed internet and multimedia over IP, including high definition TV, video on demand and home entertainment via a fibre-to-the-user (FTTU) architecture.

Ghassan Itani, ITC CEO, said, “This will help us empower the digital Saudi generation under Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020. ITC will continue its journey to develop the infrastructure in Fibre Broadband to urban and dense area across the kingdom.”

“We aim to offer the best of our expertise to build a more connected world.” said G Boudin, Group Sofrecom’s CEO. “Very High Broadband is key to support new digital services. This new agreement between ITC and Sofrecom demonstrates once again our reference position on VHB, and fulfils our aspiration to support the digital transformation of our customers.”

ITC is initiating site supervision for the development of the Outside Plant (OSP) infrastructure project that is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. The National Transformation Plan 2020 aspires to spread fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to 90% of the dense and urban areas by the year 2020. For that, ITC has announced a major expansion plan for its FTTH broadband network in various cities.

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