New tech to boost rural internet speed
BARCELONA: Oman Broadband Company and Spanish company Inster Tecnologia y Comunicaciones signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for launching a rural wireless broadband service pilot using Inster’s cutting edge technology in a number of rural and remote localities of Oman.
The intention is to pilot a high speed broadband service in the rural areas, matching the services available in the metro areas, in order to help close the digital divide. Deploying the infrastructure in the rural and remote areas of Oman presents big challenges, both in terms of its technical and economic feasibility that OBC has to overcome. OBC and Inster will together assess deploying new generation access network via wireless means intended for areas where the fiber to the premises (FTTP) network scenario shows little feasibility, OBC has already identified a number of rural and remote locations with poor broadband service.