According to the Request for Proposal (RFP) document that the commission has published on its website today, here are the project’s main deliverables:
- Average throughput of 35Mbps per user during all three (3) peak hours, defined as: 7.00am – 10.00am / 2.00pm – 3.00pm / 8.00pm – 10.00pm.
- 60% of the subscribers in location to get an average throughput of 35Mbps.
- The network must be available at least 98% of the time in a year, excluding any scheduled downtime.
The document also stated that the satellite-based broadband service is being rolled out as a temporary solution to these areas for up to two years, while they are waiting for a permanent solution. It also said that the chosen providers have to roll out the service, which includes free Wi-Fi access for the population in the listed areas, in four months’ time.