September 6, 2005 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- PacketFront, provider of open access fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology and next-generation broadband aggregation, has been selected by Dubai Internet City (DIC) to build its triple-play FTTH environment. DIC is the biggest IT infrastructure in the Middle East, built inside a free-trade zone, and has the largest commercial IP telephony system in the world.
DIC is a leading service provider in the United Arab Emirates region and provides both residential and business users with a wide range of IP based services. In line with the constant expansion of the region, DIC is focusing on delivering innovative services, addressing the present and future needs of its customers.
DIC representatives report that the service provider conducted a series of extensive tests and pilot projects over a two-year period to select the right technology for its FTTH environment. After thorough evaluation, DIC selected PacketFront.
PacketFront claims its technology will provide DIC's customers with an extensive selection of triple-play services, including TV, telephony, and high-speed Internet. DIC will provide these services to high-profile areas in Dubai, such as the Palm Islands development and the newly built residential areas by Jumeirah Beach.
"We had to find a solution that was user-friendly both for our customers and for us, regardless of the size and growth of the network," notes Farid Faraidooni, deputy General manager telecom of Dubai Internet City. "PacketFront's solution is ideal in this respect, offering us exactly the flexibility and automation possibilities we were looking for. This allows us to reduce the network operating costs by minimizing staffing and management requirements."