Muscat: Muscat is set to have 70 per cent coverage of high-speed optical fibre this year, according to a top official at the Oman Broadband Company (OBC).
Said bin Abdullah Al Manthri, CEO of OBC, added that the target coverage in the strategic plan by the end of 2020 is 85 per cent.
“Work in Muscat is proceeding in full swing, thanks to the good performance of the company, and we will reach the required ratio before the specified time.”
OBC cooperates with the power, water and wastewater firms to utilise their projects in setting up fibre optic services, as it targets 30 per cent coverage outside Muscat, looking to provide the service in Salalah’s Al Sa’ada area by the end of October, he said.
OBC’s fibre optic service serves more than 200,000 housing units in Muscat at present, and will serve 100,000 to 150,000 units outside of the capital.
As for the Wilayat of Duqm, Al Manthri said that there is an agreement in place with the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm to provide new buildings, facilities and factories with fibre optic service.