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Omantel deploys FTTH in Muscat

FTTH network already deployed in parts of The Wave development, Omantel confirms.

Omantel is deploying FTTH to two new build developments in Muscat.
Omantel is deploying FTTH to two new build developments in Muscat.

Oman's incumbent telecom operator Omantel has started to deploy the country's first FTTH network in parts of Muscat.

The company, which is working on the project with Chinese vendor Huawei, is initially rolling out the network in two new build developments, Muscat Hills and The Wave. Omantel added that FTTH is already operational at some parts of The Wave development.

The network, which is based on Huawei's GPON technology, is expected to deliver speeds of up to 80Mbps and will support triple play and services including high definition video, video on demand and e-education.

"Omantel already has the fibre infrastructure in place that is connecting different parts of the country through four main local fibre optic rings and with the rest of the world through several submarine fibre optic cables," said Samy Al Ghassany, vice president of integrated network and technology at Omantel.

"Introducing leading edge technology of this nature will help to bring residents together in high speed networks and allow customers to simply upgrade bandwidth speeds as required."