Wireless and Wired Technology: What We Offer
A decade ago, home and corporate users were connected to the Internet by using a wired connection mainly which was the only way available back then. The trend in technology advancements has been immense, that both wired and wireless mediums be it fixed or mobile wireless are competitive in their own nature. Corporate sectors as well as the home sector have set very high standards in requirements, with regards to the connectivity speeds. Service Providers/operators are providing their end user customer with varying mediums of connectivity in all segments. Companies have developed their products to accommodate the medium of connectivity in order to keep up with the new technology.
When it comes to choosing between wired and wireless connection, it is heavily dependent upon the nature and primary purpose & goal of connectivity. ABANA has recognized the growth in telecom connectivity in the Middle East and its demand, accordingly positioning itself in the industry strategically.
In terms of ABANA’s industry expertise and service coverage in the industry, it provides services that cover the access network infrastructure, with telecom technical services both on field and off field, and also providing customers with telecom service connectivity products. It is the access network infrastructure that links the backbone network to the customer. At this access network level, two main groups of “last mile” broadband access technologies are available: fixed broadband technologies and mobile broadband technologies.
-Fixed broadband technologies refer to those technologies where the end user must remain basically at the same location to use the broadband service because the access is associated with a specific physical location. The physical location can be connected in different ways: – By a wire line connection: these can be:
(a) The traditional copper line of the telephone network equipped with digital subscriber line (of any type)(xDSL) technology;
(b) The traditional cable television network upgraded to provide broadband Internet; or
(c) A Fiber-optic network.
The modern trend adopted by the masses for wired has been swapping to fibre technology medium. Global fibre demand to exceed 285 million fibre-km in 2014. Many of the world’s major telecom operators are installing fibre-to-the-home/offices or alternative technologies that run fibre to a cabinet, curbside “node,” or the basement of a building (FTTC, FTTN, or FTTB). The reason for fiber’s popularity is simple: fiber is very reliable and many orders of magnitude better than anything else for the same price. What makes it a winner is its combination of low attenuation of very high frequencies and very low noise—the key factors that determine how much and how fast information can be transmitted over a distance
In Saudi Arabia, Fiber based broadband technologies are promoted by Saudi Telecom Company and Mobily. While STC is concentrating in FTTH & FTTx, Mobily has been actively involved in FTTB and business enterprise solutions. Mobily is also active in providing fiber to the home broadband services in Saudi Arabia. The study also found that Saudi Arabia has strong potential to develop FTTH technology, with a current FTTH/B penetration of around 30 percent. Currently, KSA is making progress, with STC and Mobily having decided to deploy FTTH extensively around the country. In Oman, the recently announced broadband company has started its work to deploy broadband services in Oman. Fiber based broadband deployments were started in Kuwait as well, but the progress is not significant as in UAE and Saudi Arabia.
ABANA is one of the market leaders in handling installation & maintenance tasks in OSP equipment, handling A-Z of its activities, to the home and corporate sector.
As the appetite for communication capacity to each user grew in the last decade, the limitations of the existing access networks became visible and also advancements in wireless technology have grown in parallel.
– Mobile broadband technologies refer to those technologies where the end user can use the broadband service while on the move and from any physical location subject to coverage by its mobile broadband provider (directly or via roaming). The two main technologies used nowadays to deliver mobile broadband are:
– Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology (3G), such as Universal Mobile Telecommunications System High Speed Packet Access (UMTS HSPA) (14.4 Mbps down; 5.8 Mbps up).
– Fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology (4G), such as long-term evolution (LTE) (100–300 Mbps down; 50–75 Mbps up).
With regards to adapting to wireless technologies ABANA has played its role in both Mobile broadband technologies as well as fixed wireless technologies. By partnering with world renowned product partners such as ARUBA to provide the ultimate wireless solutions to customer s that can have access to fabulous connectivity speeds that has backend connectivity to a wired infrastructure.
And to make a mark in Mobile broadband technologies, ABANA has partnered with world renowned 4G product solution partners for corporate sector such as Teldat, in order to meet end s of the requirement and cater the corporate clientele.
ABANA understands of the need of the telecommunication industry for fast and reliable services, and makes itself competent by having well-trained and skilled technical personnel. It also deals with reliable companies in this field such as; Cisco, HUAWEI, Symantec, and Redline. All these companies have their strong effect on their market. ABANA does its best to offer what the customer needs whether wired or wireless and offers it to the customer. Choosing wired or wireless connection is a personal choice and preference and ABANA respects that. So, that is why ABANA offers both wired and wireless in order to satisfy all kinds of consumers. In addition, keeping up with the technology is one of the goals that ABANA takes in consideration to reach the highest level of professionalism with its customers.