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Smart cities lead push for FTTH

R&M expects FTTH growth in the Middle East to surge over the next five years.

Jean Pierre Labry of R&M sees strong FTTH growth in the next five years.
Jean Pierre Labry of R&M sees strong FTTH growth in the next five years.

Swiss cabling vendor R&M predicts that Fibre to the Home (FTT) will see a strong surge in the Middle East over the next five years. As the region continues to build more "smart cities" whose residents make use of higher bandwidth to deliver triple-play services, the vendor believes Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar see the most growth in FTTH networks.

Jean Pierre Labry, managing director of R&M Middle East and Africa says: "A high performance fiber network will be the key infrastructure in the future. Only a robust FTTH infrastructure can offer the speed, security and transmission quality needed to accommodate future bandwidth requirements for triple play in the Middle East."

"R&M anticipates that FTTH networks will be increasingly deployed and become the standard network infrastructure.  Already we are seeing investment by regional network operators and real estate developers into FTTH networks," he continues.