stc has successfully deployed what it called a ‘fibre-to-the-room (FTTR) solution’ providing gigabit ultra-broadband services to residential and SME users, Telecompaper writes. The new FTTR solution – which was trialled in a multi-story villa in Riyadh – enables the provision of a premium experience in homes, as fibre is used to replace Wi-Fi uplink networking or traditional Ethernet copper cables between Wi-Fi access points, thus extending fibre to each room using PON technology.
Eng. Bader A. Allhieb, stc Infrastructure VP, said: ‘It is vital that stc develop and deploy the latest technology solutions to meet the needs of our customers to ensure the best experience. The FTTR solution provides high-bandwidth and reliable connectivity across the customer home. FTTR technology is different from the current fibre-based solution. It is necessary to understand the use cases of FTTR and develop corresponding infrastructure requirements. We are working with Huawei as solution provider and their solutions are enabling stc to stay ahead of the market, as a leading provider of integrated communications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.’