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Nawras converts radio station to fully fibre optic

It will be the first radio station in Oman to broadcast using just fibre optic broadband and microwave signals

Hi FM and Hala FM will be the first radio station in the Oman to broadcast using just fibre optic broadband and microwave signals
Hi FM and Hala FM will be the first radio station in the Oman to broadcast using just fibre optic broadband and microwave signals

Nawras has successfully designed and deployed a customised fibre optic solution to power the new Hi FM and Hala FM studios at Muscat Grand Mall.

It will be the first radio station in the Oman to broadcast using just fibre optic broadband and microwave signals. 

GM of Hi FM and Hala FM, Darren Shortt, said, "I am a long time believer in innovation and a heavy supporter of Nawras, but I have to say that the Nawras team has knocked me off my feet yet again, with this project. Never before has a radio station in Oman been set up purely on fibre and microwave as most stations around the world rely heavily on analogue. Nawras has delivered a massive move for us. It has saved us time and money and also provided a superior service."

He added, "We are also delighted with the outside broadcast solution that Nawras has provided which is much more robust and reliable than the previous service we had.  We can now deliver high quality audio for remote shows from anywhere in the Sultanate covered by 3G."

Wolfgang Wemhoff, chief technology officer at Nawras, said, "This was an incredibly exciting project for Nawras. In record time, we were able to develop and deliver a full package of connectivity with a tailor made solution Digital Network."

Wemhoff further explained that most radio stations would transmit their programme using just analogue signals, but the new the new Hi FM and Hala FM studio is completely digital and linked directly to the broadcasting station in Ruwi by fibre optic cabling.