Orange Jordan and Nokia deploy fibre-to-the-home network to support new ultra-broadband services

Orange Jordan and Nokia deploy fibre-to-the-home network to support new ultra-broadband services

Nokia and Orange Jordan are deploying a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network across Jordan.

The network will deliver ultra-broadband access and triple-play services to thousands of homes and businesses across Jordan alongside Orange Jordan's existing ADSL (Asymmetric digital subscriber line) technology.

Using a combination of Nokia's GPON (gigabit passive optical network) technology, fixed network professional services, as well as Nokia Applications and Analytics advanced network and device management software, Orange Jordan will be able to quickly deliver over 200 Mbps services needed to meet increasing demand for high-speed residential and commercial services.

Currently, broadband penetration in Jordan is predominantly wireless-based, with only 5% of the population accessing the internet via a fixed connection – a fraction of the country’s 6 million broadband subscribers. As demand for e-services, e-commerce, e-health, and e-education services grows across the Kingdom, the Jordanian government is focused on enhancing its fixed access infrastructure to ensure higher speed internet access is more broadly available.

Utilising Nokia's GPON FTTH technology, Orange Jordan will be able to deliver enhanced services to new customers as well as extend the service to subscribers already served by the existing ADSL-based network. With the use of the Nokia Network Analyser, Home Device Manager, and Home Care solutions, Orange Jordan will be able to proactively manage the GPON network and communication devices in customers' homes.

Orange Jordan CEO Jérôme Hénique, said: "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. We have successfully enabled fibre connectivity for more than 30,000 homes-and are now focused on the rest of the network, which is expected to be up and running by the end of 2017."

Jean-Francois Pigeon, head of the Orange Customer Team for Middle East & Africa at Nokia, said: "As a leading provider of GPON technology and associated services, we have the software tools, expertise and experience to cost-effectively address the various deployment needs of Orange in Jordan, addressing its network deployment needs and Quality of Experience challenge today and in the future."

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