ZON strengthens fiber backbone

Iñaki Ferreras

Portugal's main pay TV operator ZON TV Cabo announced the end of the installation of a new fibre optic backbone in Porto and Lisboa.

This new technical solution will allow interconnect strategic venues for the company such as datacenters, headends, content providers and interconnection points with other operators. Each fiber installed allows speeds up to 10 Gbps.

The project is part of a development of ZON's fiber optics to reinforce its already-broad national backbone. The company has promised to install up to 2,000 additional kilometres by the end of this year, to add to the 14,000 kilometres already installed. The whole network will have a capacity of 800 Gbps.