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Driving Down Deployment Costs in Saudi Arabia

The Problem

Mobily installed 2-core Fiber to the Home (FTTH) in harsh temperatures and challenging environmental conditions of Saudi Arabia, while meeting the business case for fixed price installations.

As contractors are paid a standard installation fee, irrespective of the difficulty of individual deployments, Detecon Al-Saudia was facing a difficult, but not uncommon situation. They needed to find a cost-effective, fast-to-deploy, high-quality fiber optic cable.

Products Included
  • Miniflex®
  • 2-fiber Cable
  • External Grade Installation Clips

The Solution

Miniflex® has enabled Detecon Al-Saudia to reduce installation time and costs, due to its lightness, strength and flexibility. A 2 km (6,562 ft) reel weighs just 17 kg (37.5 lb) making it very lightweight and easy to handle, meaning the installation team can easily move the cable into position at the edge of the curb before making a field splice at the ODP.

The Results


deployment time


fiber protection


and more robust to handle

Using Miniflex®, which is 100 percent UV resistant and can withstand direct sunlight and temperatures up to 80 °C (176 °F), they were able to remove the need for external microduct, securing the cable directly to the outside of the building with wall clips.

Complete Installations in Half the Time

"Miniflex® has enabled my installation teams to perform 2 or 3 more installations per day
due to the increased quality of the fiber cable combined with the flexibility and durability of its design."

Mr Fayyaz Ahmed Sheikh, Detecon Al-Saudia Senior Manager

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