The NGN is the first of its kind ‘Open Access’ network in the region, as one access can be used by multiple services providers. The Gigabit-capable network infrastructure is based on FTTP (Fiber to the Premises) design and is capable of delivering up to 1 gigabit of bandwidth capacity to an individual office.
Rashed Bu Qara'a, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “Smartworld’
Reyadh Ayesh, CEO, Smartworld, said: “The next-generation network unlocks more exciting possibilities for business enterprises operating at DWC, giving them unprecedented networking and communication capabilities. Moreover, the network is also designed to handle the critical requirements of DWC’s Al Maktoum International Airport, with a high bandwidth and unmatched flexibility. On one hand it can allow the provisioning of ultrahigh bandwidth IP services and at the same time it caters to the legacy network, thus serving the varying needs of different customers.”
Through the GPON network, over 60 services, including high speed internet up to 100 MB, fax, telephone and internet leased line, was provided to exhibitors, organizers and government entities at the recently concluded MEBA event. Smartworld, as a next step will extend the benefit of this new network service to other tenants of DWC.
The network will allow telecom companies to provide services to its users and at the same time cater to the requirements of backhaul bandwidth for 3G and LTE mobile networks. It will also be used by managed service providers like Smartworld to provide next generation managed services. The network design takes into account an ever increasing bandwidth demand due to the growth of applications like video conferencing, cloud computing and the rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets.