QNBN chooses Ericsson for FTTx rollout

18 Oct 2012

Passive broadband network operator Qatar National Broadband Network Company (QNBN) has signed an agreement with Swedish technology provider Ericsson to deploy its fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) infrastructure across Qatar, with rollout to start ‘immediately’. QNBN’s passive network will provide equal and open access to operators while offering a choice of service provider for the end-user. Qatar’s government established QNBN in 2011 to accelerate the rollout of a nationwide high speed, accessible fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, and it aims to provide fibre access to citizens and businesses, targeting 95% coverage.