R&M Announces Participation at FTTH Council MENA Conference in Muscat

Event themed ‘FTTH, the Edge of a Brighter Tomorrow’ will outline FTTH’s vital role in Oman’s plan to establish nationwide broadband connectivity by 2040

Online PR News – 08-November-2015 – Dubai – R&M, the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-end, powerful network infrastructures, has announced its participation at the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council MENA Conference which will be held in Muscat on the 10th and 11th of November, under the Patronage of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications. R&M will deliver a presentation titled ‘Efficient FTTH Network Deployment’ that will highlight deployment methods that are be essential for network operators and organizations to realize the Sultanate’s ambitious plans to establish nationwide broadband connectivity by 2040.

The Omani government’s focus on the broadband sector has been indicated by its approval of the national broadband strategy in 2013 and its support for providing wider communication services at different governorates by 2020. It is estimated that around 90 per cent of the Governorate of Muscat and 35 per cent of the other governorates outside Muscat will be covered by optic fiber, satellites and wire communications by 2020 and every building and village across Oman will be connected to the national broadband infrastructure by 2040.

“The government of Oman will be making notable investments into the communications sector in the coming decade. The adoption of FTTH technology is key to widespread availability of high-speed internet services. In turn, better communication services and networking solutions are fundamental to the progress of a nation and the development of a smart and enabled workforce,” said Shibu Vahid, Head of Technical Operations, R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa at R&M.

R&M is a leading player in the Middle East FTTH domain having successfully delivered large scale FTTH projects for major telecom operators in Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as multiple city development projects in Egypt. At the event, the company will demonstrate its extensive FTTH cabling solutions portfolio including ‘R&Mfoxs’, Street Cabinets, Splice Closures, and Venus Boxes. R&Mfoxs, a fiber optic cross connection system for public fiber optic networks, covers all levels of modern broadband infrastructures from data centers and main distributors to the feeder, drop and access area and beyond to FO outlets. The solution is based on SCM, the single circuit management system, developed by R&M and features easy-to-operate splice trays for managing the individual fibers and subscribers.

The company’s presentation will be delivered by Martin Kellenberger, Head of Consultancy at R&M AG. He is responsible for internal and external consulting for network solutions, as well as pre-sales and sales support for the ‘Public Networks’ segment across the globe. He has extensive experience in this field through his involvement in numerous FTTH projects across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Also in attendance are top level executives from the R&M regional team.

This is the 7th edition of the FTTH Council MENA Conference and 6th consecutive participation for R&M. The high quality event under the theme “FTTH, the Edge of a Brighter Tomorrow” will highlight the benefits of the FTTH deployment for operators, governments and end-users. It is expected to attract the presence of The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the Information Technology Authority (ITA) as well as leading organizations from the region’s ICT community. R&M will be demonstrating its solutions at stand S4.

About R&M
Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) develops and produces passive cabling solutions for communication networks and has established itself as a leading producer of high quality copper and fiber-optic solutions. The company has set up its own sales organizations in 30 countries and these are streamlined into eight sales regions. Around two thirds of R&M’s sales revenue is generated abroad. In 2014 sales reached around CHF 211 million. More than 5% of sales revenue is invested in research and development every year. R&M is ranked one of the 500 leading companies in Switzerland and currently employs 800 people. The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is managed as an independent family business.

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