Orange Jordan is using GPON, network and device management software and contracted professional services to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network access and triple-play services to thousands of residential and business customers across the Middle Eastern nation.
Most of Jordan's 6 million total broadband subscribers connect wirelessly; only 5% accesses the Internet via a fixed connection, according to one 2017 report. But advances in demand for everything from telehealth to e-learning and e-commerce to streaming video are encouraging government and industry officials to increase the focus on fiber. Orange Jordan will use a mix of Nokia technology and professional services to rapidly roll out fiber, the operator said.
"Today, we have successfully enabled fiber connectivity for more than 30,000 homes and are now focused on fiberizing the rest of the network, which is expected to be up and running by the end of 2017," said Orange Jordan CEO Jérôme Hénique, in a statement. "We needed to quickly deploy a FTTH network that would provide the end-to-end capabilities we required to support our customers' evolving ultra-broadband needs."
The Jordanian government has an initiative in place to ensure faster broadband becomes more widely available, according to telecom research and consulting firm BuddeCom. And that fits into Orange Jordan's goal to further expand the FTTH infrastructure it deployed in 2016, the service provider said.
Orange Jordan teamed up with Nokia and will use the vendor's GPON FTTH technology in the kingdom to continue its Essentials 2020 five-year plan intended to connect people across Orange (NYSE: FTE)'s footprint. With the GPON FTTH solutions, Orange Jordan will provide enhanced services to new subscribers and extend offerings to customers of its existing ADSL-based network.
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