Telecom Argentina plans FTTH buildout

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 17-08-2012

Telecom Argentina is deploying a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network utilising GPON technology, capable of supporting high-speed broadband and IPTV.

The carrier plans to pass 4,000 residences, addressing greenfield deployments for the condominiums, apartments and other multi-dwelling units, and open neighbourhood configurations for individual residences. It hopes to see a 40% initial take rate.
The telco has tapped Prysmian Group to supply and install an optical network that will provide the passive infrastructure for the first part of the network. Prysmian will work with installation contractor Valtellina Sud América S.A.
The initial phase of the project will be focused mainly on the city of Buenos Aires, and is expected to be completed in 2014.
"This is a highly significant project for both Telecom Argentina and Prysmian Group," said Gustavo Etchepare, CEO of Prysmian in Argentina. "Consumer demand for greater bandwidth continues to grow and the only true future proof way of keeping pace with this demand is to install optical fibre closer and closer to the final customer."

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