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1 Oman Broadband Company 1 st of June 2014

2 1. Broadband 2. impact on the society Current situation in Oman Facts 4. OBC role and expected contribution

3 What is broadband Fixed Broadband Narrowband or dial up internet is provision of internet access connectivity via telephony lines with speed of usually below 512 Kbps Copper (ADSL2+) Up to 24Mb/s downstream Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) Up to 40Mb/s downstream Up to 15 Mb/s upstream Broadband is always on connectivity of speed more than 512 Kbps or 1 Mbps Fibre to the premise (FTTP) Up to 100Mb/s downstream Up to 30 Mb/s upstream Mobile Broadband Connectivity via smart phones, tablets and USB dongles in laptops Delivered via GPRS, 3G, LTE and WiFi Base station Device Mobile broadband (LTE) Up to 10Mb/s downstream Up to 5 Mb/s upstream

4 Rural communities are facing digital isolation Rural and remote rural is 23% of the total population There covers approx Omani communities The cost to cover these communities is up to 100 times that of the rest of the country and requires subsidy in order to the services to be affordable. TRA had number of previous attempts to support this under the operator USO obligations and with separate tender but real progress is slow Source: National Statistic of Oman

5 Sultanate s cabinet has decided to implement the proposed National Broadband Plan The implementation called for accelerated government supported approach rather than normal market evolution in order to achieve objectives

6 Coordinated implementation of NBS involves all key stakeholder MMOTC National Broadband Strategy and Telecom policies TRA Implementing regulatory change Delivering Next Generation services & IPTV Increasing fixed services competition Delivering Next Generation services Introduction of other entities and ISPs in the service layer using OBC infrastructure ITA Stimulating supply Delivering e-government services Providing wholesale infrastructure faster and more affordable Supply of broadband services Stimulating demand

7 Oman Broadband Company was created to fill the market gap and accelerate the supply of affordable infrastructure OBC Vision: To provide efficient and affordable broadband infrastructure connecting all residents and businesses in Oman delivering economic benefits in alignment with Government s Vision of building sustainable knowledge based economy. Support for the existing operators Lowering the entry barrier for new entrants to compete on services Working alongside TRA and ITA to implement coordinated plan Solving previous issues in connecting rural communities Alignment with all other government infrastructure projects to reuse civil works

8 OBC is positioned as independent wholesale operation complementing existing operators not competing with them Category OBC position Customers Competitors OBC customers are the licensed telecom service providers, utility companies, government and specialist service providers using NBAP (traffic control, municipalities). OBC is designed to provide a utility style service hence it is not competing with service or infrastructure providers. It complements them. Service Offering Infrastructure services and other wholesale services Regulatory Licensed telecom services provider focusing on passive infrastructure services with provision of active service on case by case basis

9 OBC strategy implementation will be targeting 1. Coverage and accelerated roll-out 2. Services

10 1. Coverage and accelerated rollout Muscat Broadband Other Urban Broadband Rural Broadband Infrastructure 2. Service 28% of total population 49% of total population 23% of total population Segment definition Muscat municipality area Key services Dark fibre (GPON&P2P) Colocation facilities Non Building Access Points (NBAP) Deployment approach Haya water assets, continue deployment with wastewater Engage with other utilities Homes connect/ CO alignment with Omantel&Nawras Co-build with property developers in new areas Segment definition Cities with population > 2000 Key services Dark fibre (GPON&P2P) Mobile backhaul passive Deployment approach Engage with utilities Areas targeted aligned with demand Co-build with property developers in new areas Mainly opportunistic approach Segment definition Population size < 2000 Key services Dark fibre (GPON&P2P) Satellite broadband Fixed wireless BB Mobile backhaul passive Deployment approach Subsidised satellite Fixed wireless colocation with operators opportunistic approach Fibre to Enterprises on demand Segment definition Other broadband enabling infrastructure Key services Tower space PoP colocation Core network connectivity Deployment approach Towers aligned with mobile broadband demand PoPs as FTTH service nodes aligned with utilities and operators Support for core connectivity by reuse of utility fibres e.g. electrical grid

11 OBC is building an open access platform 1. Coverage and accelerated rollout 2. Equal access for all Priced not to make profit Giving the benefits to the operators and the end users in order to achieve affordability Deployment at speed Service

12 1. Coverage and accelerated rollout Opening the market for service competition one platform for all 2. Omantel Nawras Third ISP TV streaming Cloud services Traffic monitoring Much more Equal access, priced at cost, efficient cost base, one network for all Service OBC

13 OBC Fiber Roll Out - Muscat

14 OBC Fiber Roll Out - Muscat

15 2. Service Benefits of PAEW PAEW befits will be as follow SCAD System connections for: Electricity Water Water Digital Meter Power Digital Meter Others ( like CCTV Mentoring, Alarm system connections etc. )

16 Utilization of Infrastructure 2. Service OBC

17 Utilization of Infrastructure 2. OBC Service

18 Utilization of Infrastructure 2. Service OBC

19 Digital Metering Applications 2. Service

20 Power Digital Meter System Connectivity Power Meter Fiber To Ethernet Convertor 2. GPRS MPLS Ethernet F/O Modem Transformer Control Center F/O Service

21 Water Digital Meter System Connectivity CCTV Ethernet G D M W D M P D M 2. Fiber To Ethernet Convertor F/O Service Control Center

22 Water Digital Meter System Connectivity Ethernet 2. Fiber To Ethernet Convertor F/O Service

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