Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 21

FEATURE: CABLING R&M supplies Jordan’s first Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) project S araya Aqaba, the luxury mixed-use tourism and leisure destination located on the shores of the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan, has become the first in the country to roll out Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity by leveraging state-of-the- art cabling solutions from R&M. The undertaking will allow more than 800 residential units and commercial establishments to enjoy high-speed connectivity and the latest triple-play services from telecom operators. The top-flight hospitality and leisure destination covers over 634,000 square metres, features residential units, premium five-star hotels, several entertainment outlets, state-of-the-art business facilities and Souk Saraya, a shopping and entertainment district with a unique mix of restaurants, retail outlets and nightlife spots. www.intelligentcio.com The deployment of R&M’s cabling solutions was expertly executed by Optimiza, the cabling vendor’s systems integrator partner in Jordan. In recent years, FTTH has become a key aspect of city development projects as the in-home lifestyle of consumers in the region is being transformed into an online-dominated experience. Raed Al-Omari, Director of Mega Projects, said: “Saraya Aqaba is designed to provide the very latest facilities and amenities to residents and guests. The fibre infrastructure we have deployed provides the robust platform upon which a host of critical modern services will be offered. We have invested in the best technologies from R&M, a market-leading vendor, which will ensure that this network is capable of meeting the needs of users for years to come.” “The fibre infrastructure we have deployed provides the robust platform upon which a host of critical modern services will be offered.” INTELLIGENTCIO 21