Optimising the Master Plan: Lessons from Deployments in the MENA Region

Thu, 2013-10-10 15:20 -- Liz Enbysk

The wastewater company in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman in the Gulf, showed vision as it looked to install a new sewer system across 70% of the Governorate of Muscat. Recognizing they would be digging up streets with large trenches, the company engaged in a study to consider the benefit of creating an FTTH network at the same time.

Trenching and the associated civil works can be as high as 80% of the total network cost for FTTH but being able to install ducts into an existing open trench, with the backfill and reinstatement already going to be paid for by the main sewer project was very attractive as the case study linked below from Council Advisor Fibre to the Home Council - MENA  explains.

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