Eurocom builds monitoring centre for Peru's DTH

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 06-12-2013

Spain's Eurocom has built a monitoring centre from which to control Peru's direct-to-home (DTH) and satellite Internet activity. The infrastructure will be managed by Telefónica, Latin America's largest provider of satellite technology.

The broadcast company implemented the centre in only two months from start to finish.

The Spanish firm aims to deliver a complete turnkey solution, and has designed the furniture as well as trained the technical staff that will run the centre.

Eurocom installed a video wall of 44 screens, 11 multi-screens, 8 patch panels for video, fibre and RF cable between the different rooms, satellite antennas, all the distribution infrastructure and supports for the splitters and set-top-boxes (STB). The building is ready to be used by up to 50 different DTH or Internet operators.

Telefónica and its B2B unit Media Networks have increased their presence in Latin America's secondary markets while leading the region's satellite network. In Peru, it has recently made a deal with Internet service provider Conekta to bring the Internet to the Peruvian Amazon.

Satellite is becoming a great ally for telecoms and TV operators in the region, as the remoteness of many Latin American areas make it difficult to establish land communications.