Showing posts with label Chile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chile. Show all posts

Friday, September 29, 2017

Chile and Argentina to cut roaming fees

The governments of Chile and Argentina reached an agreement to eliminate roaming fees for travelers across their borders.

Under the agreement, roaming surcharges will be eliminated by 2020.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Chile's R&E network selects Coriant hiT 7300 with CloudWave Optics for upgrade

Coriant announced that the National Research and Education Network in Chile (REUNA) has selected the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform equipped with its CloudWave Optics to upgrade its national DWDM backbone network.

The Coriant solution, delivered in collaboration with education sector solutions partner Grupo Binário and local telecoms systems integrator Raylex, is designed to enable REUNA to scale transmission up to multiple 200 Gbit/s optical channels to support the increasing bandwidth demands of research and education applications and efficiently support low latency transfer of large quantities of data between locations.

As the national R&E network (NREN) in Chile, REUNA supports the country's research, education and scientific communities and provides interconnectivity with partners worldwide. The REUNA backbone network serves around 35 institutions, including universities, research centres and international astronomical groups.

REUNA's strategic collaborations include connectivity projects for the AURA Observatory, with which it has partnered to implement a photonic superhighway for the transport of data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) - an advanced infrastructure for science and education that enables high-speed communications between research facilities located near La Serena and the Chilean capital of Santiago.

Leveraging optical networking technology including power-efficient coherent interface technology, flexi-rate transmission and flexi-grid ROADM capabilities, REUNA's new DWDM network, which is currently being deployed, will enable the organisation to deliver more flexible and resilient high-speed services, while optimising its backbone network in terms of spectral efficiency, terabit-level scalability and programmable, automated end-to-end service activation.

Coriant's hiT 7300 platform is a coherent communications system that supports up to 25.6 Tbit/s capacity when equipped with flexi-rate, flexi-grid and super-channel capabilities based on the CloudWave Optics photonic layer technology, which integrates a signal processing engine, optimised photonics and embedded software intelligence. The solution is designed to provide optimised optical reach and performance for diverse transmission applications, including in challenging fibre conditions.

Management of the REUNA DWDM network will be provided by the Coriant Transport Network Management System (TNMS) end-to-end management solution.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Telefónica Launches Open Cloud in Brazil, México and Chile

Telefónica Business Solutions launched Open Cloud and Cloud Server services in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

The new services, which are based on Open Stack and hosted in Telefónica's data centers in Chile, Brazil and Mexico, are powered by Huawei's solution.

Telefónica's said Open Cloud reflects its commitment to an open and secure cloud and provides a broad range of services ranging from computing, storage, networks and databases to more advanced application development, security and analysis services. One of the main advantages of Open Cloud is the ability to connect to customers’ private networks, as well as the connectivity to additional Telefónica's data center services. All of this enables customers to have hybrid cloud environments in a fast and easy manner in accordance with countries’ local laws and regulations.

José Luis Gamo, B2B Products & Solutions Director at Telefónica Business Solutions, said: "The launch in record time of the Open Cloud and Cloud Server services in Chile, Mexico and Brazil is a huge joint milestone for Telefónica and Huawei. A strategic technology partner for Telefónica that enables us to provide a better Cloud solution in the market with the best features at the best price and with the latest technology. With this release, which represents Telefónica's commitment to an open and secure cloud, we are moving towards our goal of providing the best products for Cloud services, while driving our customers’ digital transformation."

Yelai Zheng, President of Huawei IT Product Line, said: “We are honored to have the global cloud strategic partnership with Telefónica, the strategic alliance aims at delivering advanced public cloud services for all Telefónica enterprise customers. By combining Huawei ‘s long-term and sustained investment in global information and communications technology, with Telefónica‘s leading B2B market development capabilities, both companies aim to transform the traditional industries by providing high-quality, innovative, and industry-oriented cloud services, to enterprises and SME customers. Cloud is a key strategic new business for Huawei, and we are committed to grow more and more our investment in this area. Working together, Telefónica and Huawei can build key differentiators to succeed in the market."

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Entel Chile Brings LTE to Rapa Nui with O3b Satellite

Entel Chile has enabled 3G, LTE and broadband Internet services on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) using satellite backhaul from O3B Networks.

Easter Island, which has a population of less than 6,000, is the most remote part of the Entel networ, lying almost 3,700km from mainland Chile in the Polynesian Triangle.  The island is visited by more than 80,000 tourists per year.

O3b satellites orbit much closer to Earth than conventional geostationary satellites. The O3bTrunk service employed by Entel delivers latency equivalent to long haul fiber, with round-trip times of less than 150 milliseconds. This allows access to improved quality voice, streaming HD video, social media, online gaming, enterprise software applications and overall performance for the end-user on par with connections in Santiago or other mainland cities.

“We are excited to see that O3bTrunk is now live on Easter Island, a place right in the middle of the Pacific, which makes it very difficult to reach by terrestrial networks” said Omar Trujillo, VP Americas for O3b. “We are pleased to be enabling broadband, and a true 4G experience to the island’s residents, thanks to our low latency. We look forward to continuing our work with Entel to provide flexible, reliable and scalable solutions to difficult to reach areas in Chile, Peru and beyond.”

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Google Announces Huge Purchases of Renewable Energy

Google announce plans to add an additional 842 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to power its data centers. This brings the company's commitments for renewal energy purchases to  2 gigawatts.

The new energy contracts include solar capacity purchases in the United States and Chile, as well as wind turbine power from several sites in the U.S. and Sweden.

Google also noted that it has made separate agreements to fund $2.5 billion into 22 large-scale renewable energy projects over the last five years at various sites around the world.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Entel Chile Combines 2600 MHz and 700 MHz for 250 Mbps

Entel Chile has tested an end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) implementation supporting data speeds up to 250 Mbps.

The demonstration took place in September 22 and was performed using Ericsson Networks Software 14A on both 2600 MHz and APT700 MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network, using a commercial terminal. Entel is the first operator in Latin America to test 250 Mbps speed in a commercial LTE network.

Ericsson is a long-term supplier to Entel.

"This demo places Entel on the very limited list of operators in the world to demonstrate LTE-A in a live network using a commercial terminal. We are very proud to have partnered with Entel in this achievement, further extending our long-standing relationship," stated Nicolas Brancoli, Vice President of Ericsson Latin America.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

FIU/AmLight Deploys ONOS and SDN-IP Across the Americas

Florida International University (FIU) has deployed the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) on Americas Lightpaths (AmLight), creating a software-defined networking (SDN) facility entirely based on OpenFlow. Five Latin American research and education networks (RENs) – Academic Network at Sao Paulo (ANSP), Brazilian National Research and Education Network (RNP), Latin American Advanced Networks Cooperation (RedClara), National University Network of Chile (REUNA) and the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) – interconnect Brazil, Chile and the Caribbean with the U.S. via a virtual slice of the AmLight network.

This implementation takes advantage of AmLight's ability to create virtual network slices using Internet2's FlowSpace Firewall. Symmetrically to a previously announced OpenFlow-based Internet2 ONOS deployment, the AmLight network can communicate with the Internet2 ONOS slice through a shared (legacy) BGP router deployed at FIU in Miami. Through Internet2, AmLight is linked to other ONOS network facilities such as GEANT in Europe.

The solution deployed is able to: provision L3 connectivity without using legacy routers in the network core; transform ASs running OpenFlow into IP (BGP) transit networks; allow an SDN network to seamlessly connect to the rest of the Internet using BGP thus providing a powerful migration strategy; and aggregate different SDN administrative domains into BGP confederations, making the control plane more scalable.

"The deployment of ONOS represents groundbreaking work in the field of SDN and networking," said Dr. Julio Ibarra, Assistant Vice President for Technology Augmented Research at FIU. "We're not just connecting one organization to another, but are connecting a dynamic global software-defined REN to create an open instrument for collaboration. This accelerates research discovery, advances education, and improves the delivery of public services while offering the benefits of ONOS' next-generation networking technology for improved learning, collaboration and innovation."

"The production deployment provides invaluable real-world insight from end users and network engineers, and the testbed aspect of the deployment enables experimentation to further improve and harden ONOS," said Guru Parulkar, Executive Director and Board Member at ON.Lab. "The ONOS project values collaboration with R&E network operators and their users, and the ONOS platform enables R&E network operators to rapidly innovate and better serve their communities."

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chile's Entel tets 700 MHz LTE with Ericsson

Entel, Chile's leading telecommunications operator, in testing the APT700 (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity 700MHz) spectrum in collaboration with Ericsson.

The trial was conducted by enabling 10 test sites with equipment using APT700 MHz frequency band on Entel's live 4G LTE network in Rancagua city, which is located 85 km south of Santiago de Chile.  The operator is expected to proceed with commercial deployment in 2015.

Antonio Büchi, CEO, Entel, said: "The APT700 band has the ability to provide excellent in-building coverage as well as wide area coverage in suburban and rural areas. We expect, once we have the release by the government, to deploy our nationwide network. Our customers will benefit from an LTE mobile broadband service featuring a combination of high speed, improved throughput and low latency, all of which combine to provide an enhanced user experience."

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Claro Chile Launches LTE with NSN

Claro Chile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the América Móvil, is the first operator to launch commercial LTE service in Chile.

Nokia Siemens Networks provided the LTE radio access network featuring its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations. along with its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network to help the operator deal with the unprecedented increase in data traffic over its network.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ Global Services is providing network planning and optimization services, as well as operational services for process alignment, support and engineering. The contract also includes care hardware and competence development services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fujitsu Powers Atacama Compact Array Supercomputer

Fujitsu has supplied 35 of its PRIMERGY x86 servers and a specialized computational unit to power the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) Correlator supercomputer system, which will be employed as part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) project, a radio telescope featuring unprecedented sensitivity and resolution deployed in Chile.

Fujitsu said the ACA Correlator supercomputer is capable of reading up to 512 billion data samples per second (roughly 200 GB/sec), equivalent to the data transfer speeds supported by 20,000 residential optical broadband lines (at a rate of 100 Mbps each).  The massive volume of data will need to be processed in real time at an ultrafast computational rate of 120 trillion operations per second.

Fujitsu worked in partnership with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) to develop the purpose-built Atacama Compact Array (ACA) Correlator supercomputer system.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Telefónica Digital Selects Microsoft Mediaroom for Global Video Platform

Telefónica Digital has selected Microsoft's Mediaroom for its new Global Video Platform (GVP) for all video entertainment services across Telefónica’s Operating Businesses.

Telefónica's GVP is an IPTV-based pay-TV subscription service --  including DVR, video on-demand and and other applications -- that can be delivered either on the carrier's own access network or as an over-the-top offering.  It supports a range of devices inside and outside the home, including set top boxes, Xbox 360s, tablets and smartphones.  

Launches are already underway in Brazil (Vivo TV Fibra), Chile (Movistar IPTV) and Spain (Movistar Imagenio on Xbox 360).  The service is Spain provides subscribers with 12 linear channels focused on sports including the Spanish First Soccer League (Liga BBVA) under Canal+ Liga Channel.

“This new agreement focused on Telefónica’s GVP further extends our alliance in the world of TV and video entertainment to a range of screens throughout the home and on the go, and the benefits will be enjoyed by many millions of people globally. Through its use of IP-based broadband networks and the Microsoft Mediaroom platform, Telefónica’s next-generation TV services are poised to delight and entertain millions of consumers across their markets in Europe and Latin America," stated Tom Gibbons, corporate vice president, Operator TV Business, Microsoft.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Google Builds New Data Center in Santiago

In a blog posting, Google confirmed that it is building a new, state-of-the-art data center in Quilicura, near Santiago, Chile. This is Google's first data center in Latin America.

Construction is underway and activation is expected by the end of 2013.  Google estimtes its investment in the facility at US$150 million.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ZTE Opens Innovation Center at Univ. de Chile

ZTE is opening an innovation and training center in cooperation with the Universidad de Chile. The announcement was attended by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. ZTE Chile will donate 4G equipments to the center and the Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will provide human capital and laboratories. The university and ZTE will sign an MOU to expand the functions of innovation center to include training for ZTE engineers and Universidad de Chile students.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Level 3 Expands in Latin America

Level 3 Communications announced an expansion of its data centers in Latin America in response to significant growth in customer demand. The company currently has 14 data centers in the region. Substantial data center expansions are underway in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador.

Level 3 also added new hosting and storage services, and increased its backup and storage capacity to enhance its customers' ability to grow in the region and internationally. The company has incorporated network, security, and storage management tools, and completed the first phase implementation of security and processing platforms that support its virtual and dynamic infrastructure services in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

LTE in Latin America-- First Sites Likely to be Colombia and Puerto Rico

Ericsson expects the first commercial deployments of LTE in Latin America to occur this year, starting in Puerto Rico and Colombia. The first live LTE trial that Ericsson held in the region was with Entel PCS in Chile in January 2010. Since then, Ericsson has also demonstrated LTE with Telecom Personal in Argentina, in June 2010, and most recently with Orange Dominicana in the Dominican Republic in April 2011.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chile's Entel Deploys Dual-Carrier HSPA for 42 Mbps Peak

Chile's Entel is launching dual carrier HSPA technology for peak downstream rates of up to 42 Mbps. Ericsson is the lead supplier.

Commercially, Entel will offer plans with a maximum speed of 22 Mbps, with an average download speed of 6 Mbps, positioning the company well ahead of the game as compared to competitors.

Antonio Büchi, CEO for Entel, says: "We proudly launch DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps technology, making Entel the operator with the fastest mobile broadband in Latin America. Ericsson's technology provides Entel with a cost-effective way to secure the most advanced mobile broadband network in the country and gives our customers a true mobile broadband experience."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chile's Entel PCS Selects Ericsson

Entel PCS awarded a three-year contract to Ericsson to provide GSM/WCDMA/HSPA radio access and common core network equipment to expand and upgrade its existing mobile network across Chile. Ericsson will also provide professional services, including network design, deployment and systems integration. Deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2008.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

TELMEX to Spin Off Latin American Operations

TELMEX announced plans to spin off all its Latin American businesses and its Mexican yellow pages business, which already has an international presence, to a new holding company to be called TELMEX INTERNACIONAL.

TELMEX has international subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

TELMEX said it also plans to refocus its operations in the Mexican telecommunications market, distinguishing its operations in the middle- and high-revenue markets, in which there is competition, from the low-revenue and rural markets, in which there is no competition.

As of September 2007, the number of TELMEX lines in service in Mexico reached 18.2 million, located in more than 22,880 communities. Of these lines, approximately 9.8 million are in areas served by competition, in which numerous competitors have offered telecommunications services for the last 11 years. In contrast, 8.3 million lines are located in communities in which no competition exists or are rural areas located in more than 20,930 communities, and these customers generate revenues of approximately P.17,500 million, EBITDA of P.3,000 million and an operating loss of P.1,980 million.

As a result, TELMEX has decided to separate the operation and marketing of its services in these communities, in order to address their particular needs and monitor their development. For that purpose, TELMEX has created a new business unit focused on the oversight and operation of these services.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Telefónica Reaches 160.2M Mobile, 9.6M Broadband Lines

Telefónica reported continued growth in revenues (EUR 42.014 billion, up 8.6%), OIBDA (24.5%), OI (51%) and net profit (51%) compared with the same period a year earlier. Revenues at Telefónica Latinoamérica climbed 12.6%, those of Telefónica España rose 4.9%, while revenues at Telefónica O2 Europe increased 4.9%.

Some highlights for the quarter:

  • The total customer base grew 11.6% to 218 million access lines (mobile + fixed), of which 126.5 million accesses were in Latin America, 45.6 million in Spain and 40.7 million in Europe

  • Telefónica España currently has 45.6 million accesses, an increase of 5.3% year-on-year.

  • Telefónica Latinoamérica continued to grow its accesses (+14.9% year-on-year to 126.5 million) thanks to a robust mobile market, the strong growth in broadband, and an expanding pay TV subscriber base.

  • Telefónica O2 Europe saw the number of total accesses advance 7.8% to 40.7 million, driven by strong performance in the mobile business, notably in the contract segment.

  • Retail internet broadband accesses at the Telefónica Group advanced 32.1% year-on-year to over 9.6 million at the end of September.

  • In Spain, retail broadband accesses surpassed 4.3 million (up 27.3% year-on-year), in Latin America, 4.7 million (34.4%) while in Europe, 572,000 (+53.2%).

  • Pay TV accesses at the end of the quarter exceeded 1.4 million, 59% more than a year before, with operations up and running in Spain, the Czech Republic, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Brazil.

  • In terms of revenue, Telefónica España current accounts for 36.8% of the Group total.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Verizon Business Expands Global Ethernet Capabilities

Verizon Business announced the expansion of Ethernet service worldwide. Verizon Business Ethernet access is now available in almost 40 countries worldwide -- nearly double the availability since the start of 2007.

Ethernet Access to Verizon Private IP has been extended to Canada and Latin America, and European availability has been enhanced. In Latin America, access is now available to Verizon Business customers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Columbia; and in Europe to customers in the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Portugal and Slovakia.

GigE is now available in select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific, providing granular access to Verizon's IP and Private IP Services from 1 Mbps all the way to 1,000 Mbps using a single-access technology.

In addition, European availability of Verizon Ethernet Private Line (EPL) has also been expanded in Europe to the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Portugal and Slovakia, with support for speeds of up to GigE as standard.

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