Jordan’s Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has started work on developing a centralised database to gather together the coverage details of all of the nation’s fibre-optic networks. The database will be published online as an aid for investors, operators and government agencies, with the hope that the resource will help maximise investment by limiting the duplication of infrastructure and encouraging network sharing. The move forms part of the TRC’s strategy for accelerating the deployment of next generation infrastructure, which the regulator sees as essential for the development of the nation’s economy and to improve quality of life in the Kingdom.
In addition to the database, TRC Chairman Dr Dr. Ghazi Al-Jabour stressed that the regulator will cooperate with all parties concerned to overcome the obstacles operators face in rolling out network infrastructure. To that end, the TRC is planning to ink memoranda of understanding (MoUs) covering Right of Way (RoW) issues, sharing and leasing infrastructure, and the prevention of network duplication.