Saudi Arabian Alfarouq Residential Compound Installs Zhone FiberLAN

  • Global Business Solutions
  • Zhone Technologies
OAKLAND, CA — Zhone Technologies, a provider of FTTx network access solutions, announced a new FiberLAN deployment with Aljabr Group at its Alfarouq Residential Compound, located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The deployment was made possible through a strategic partnership with Global Business Solutions (GBS) Through the deployment, the residential compound now provides IPTV services, IP telephony, a CCTV camera system, high-speed Internet and a digital signage system over its GPON network.

The Alfarouq Residential Compound — composed of 32 buildings — includes 24 units per building, a recreation center, a restaurant, a banquet hall and a swimming pool. Zhone's GPON network, installed in 2013, connects all 32 buildings with a single data center and ensures they all have redundant connectivity with a fiber cable.

"The FiberLAN deployment enabled more than 750 residents within the compound to have high-performance, stable connectivity, meeting the broadband needs of residents," said Shater S. Abdurahman, group IT general manager at Aljabr Group. "Zhone's extensive portfolio of products and innovative solutions, including its MXK platform high density FTTx OLT, enabled Alfarouq to provide the advanced IP and broadband services its customers desired."

FiberLAN Complements Existing GPON Network
"Following implementation of Zhone's solution, the compound gained a full, multi-service network with a significant decrease in costs due to a reduction in LAN infrastructure cabling," said Eng Haris P. Mohammed, project manager at Global Business Solutions. "FiberLAN was a great complement to the GPON network already in place within the compound, improving service offerings and customer satisfaction."

Zhone's FiberLAN is a high-performance, high density GPON-based Passive Optical LAN solution that delivers high speed data, voice and video to multi-level, multi-unit commercial and industrial complexes, including hotel rooms, bandwidth demanding desktops and work-stations. Zhone's FiberLAN conserves energy and reduces operating costs.

"Using Zhone's solutions, the Alfarouq Residential Compound is now able to offer an expanded selection of service offerings for its residents," said Brian Caskey, chief marketing officer at Zhone Technologies. "Zhone is dedicated to providing unique solutions and quality services to its customers across the globe."
Zhone continues to provide innovative access solutions, delivering voice, video and data services over copper and fiber.

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