Showing posts with label Latin America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Latin America. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EUTELSAT 117 West B Satellite Enters Service for Latin America

The new EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite has entered into full commercial service for customers across Latin America.

EUTELSAT 117 West B is the second all-electric satellite in Eutelsat’s fleet. It is equipped with 48 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent) connected to four beams providing premium coverage of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, the Andean region and the Southern Cone. EUTELSAT 117 West B also features a new-generation WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) payload operated by Raytheon as prime contractor for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which will go live in 2018. Developed for the civil aviation community, the WAAS payload is designed to receive signals from ground stations that verify signal accuracy and rebroadcast the information to GPS users, including airline cockpits.

Eutelsat said its new satellite complements EUTELSAT 117 West A, launched in 2013, to create a multi-satellite neighbourhood at 117° West, which is already used by Millicom’s Tigo Star, Stargroup and Televisa. It will also provide key services to telecom operators and government service providers in Latin America.

http://www.eutelsat.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tata to Take Significant Capacity on Seaborn's US-Brazil Cable

Tata Communications will purchase of significant capacity in Seaborn Networks' cable system between Brazil and U.S.

Larry Schwartz, Chief Executive Office, Seaborn Networks says, "With bandwidth and connectivity growth demand in Latin America at unprecedented levels, we are delighted to have Tata Communications as a strategic partner on Seabras-1. Tata Communications' investment for significant capacity purchase in Seabras-1 is a clear indication of high demand in the market for an express submarine cable route between the US and São Paulo and seamless extension to other geographies in the world."

http://www.tatacommunications.com/


  • In September 2014, Alcatel-Lucent kicked off construction of US-Brazil subsea cable for Seaborn Networks.  A turnkey installation agreement is in force for the six-fiber pair Seabras-1 system, which will boast an initial maximum design capacity of 60 Terabits per second. The Alcatel-Lucent solution to be deployed for this project includes an integrated 100G wet plant of cable and high bandwidth repeaters, power feed equipment, and its 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with advanced coherent technology and offering unique flexibility to increase direct connectivity between countries.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GlobeNet Deploys Infinera on US Terrestrial Network

GlobeNet, a wholesale provider of Latin and North America data network services, has deployed Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across its North America routes in the Northeast and South Florida.

GlobeNet's submarine cable network spans 23,500 km system and offers the lowest latency available between the Americas. The network links cable landing stations in Tuckerton, NJ and Boca Raton, FL, USA, with cable landing stations in Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, St. David’s, Bermuda, Barranquilla, Colombia as well as Maiquetía, Venezuela.

GlobeNet has deployed an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network across its entire U.S. terrestrial backhaul network. The Infinera DTN-X offers GlobeNet the capacity to deliver 100 Gbps coherent transmission today via 500 Gbps super-channels, with a forward-scale design to support terabit super-channels in the future.

Infinera said this upgrade provides GlobeNet a network that can deliver over eight terabits per second (Tbps) of transmission capacity on a single fiber.

"GlobeNet's selection of an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network for its North America backbone underscores the value of our solutions to wholesale carriers operating mission critical networks," said Scott Chandler, Infinera vice president, North America sales. “The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network enables GlobeNet to automate, converge and simplify its optical transport network to reliably deliver advanced services to its customers.”

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.globenet.net

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cisco Looks to Expand Customer Financing in Latin America

Cisco Capital has established operations in Mexico, expanding its financing capabilities in Latin America.

Cisco plans to provide direct local financing to customers, beginning in Mexico, complementing its existing network of financing partners in the region.

“This represents a significant milestone for Cisco Capital and our customers in Latin America,” said Kristine A. Snow, president of Cisco Capital. “This is the first time we have had direct operations in this region, which will help Mexican businesses acquire new technologies with flexible and competitive direct financing options, including local currency offers.”

http://www.cisco.com

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEC Delivers 100G for Colombia's INTERNEXA

NEC has delivered a 100Gbps transponder to Internexa, a newregional carrier in South America which has already started commercial operation in Colombia.

Internexa, which is as an affiliate of the ISA, is building a wholesale transmission network spanning 28,000 km connection Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil using terrestrial fiber primarily mounted on electrical infrastructure.  The transponder that NEC delivered for the construction of these network projects incorporates a 100Gbps digital coherent technology developed by NEC and a DP-QPSK modulation system to support high-capacity transmissions of a maximum of 96 waves. Prior to its introduction, a test was conducted by integrating NEC's 100Gbps transponder seamlessly into Internexa's existing optical transmission system located on the optical layer of the current 80 x 10Gbps DWDM System provided by a third party vendor. The transponder earned higher marks than its competitors for its signal characteristics, implementation efficiency, footprint and energy-saving performance.

"In recent years, telecommunications traffic is rapidly increasing in response to the growing use of smartphones, machine to machine, cloud computing, digital cities, CDN's, tablets and the launch of LTE services. As a result, the expansion of optical fiber networks that can accommodate this growing traffic is urgently required in Latin America," said Genaro Garcia, CEO, Internexa. "The 100Gbps transponder provided by NEC to Internexa in Colombia has demonstrated significant competitive advantages, such as rapid implementation, efficiency and excellent performance. This allows us to continue offering customers the best services through our networks."

http://www.nec.com/en/press/201403/global_20140317_01.html

  • INTERNEXA recently acquired NQT, a wholesale carrier company which provides telecommunications transport and Internet access services in the state of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which has among its clients small, medium and big telecommunications companies, some of which offer specific services to the energy market.  NQT operates a 2,700km long network and is based on an open business model, which allows the company offers services to all telecommunications operators.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Amdocs Links Self-Optimizing Networks to Customer Experience

Amdocs introduced its Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) solution for automated optimization of radio access networks (RANs).

Amdocs SON, which is currently being deployed by TIM Brasil and three other operators in Latin America, is designed to help service provider deliver better network performance, data traffic improvements, improved capacity and near-real-time performance, especially during major sporting and cultural events.

Key attributes of Amdocs SON:

  • Vendor-agnostic, with multi-technology support - delivers maximum impact regardless of network equipment provider or technology.
  • Customer experience/value-driven - integrates market-leading business support systems (BSS) with SON to target optimization more effectively by subscriber location and value.
     
  • Able to support 2G and 3G services as well as LTE -maximizes the value of existing network assets 

The company claims its optimization results in 10% faster mobile broadband, 10% increase in utilization and 20% fewer dropped calls. Amdocs provides integration services to tie its SON into existing equipment, operational/business support systems and processes.

"Amdocs SON, the flagship offering of our new Amdocs Network Solutions business, reflects our expanded focus on the network software domain," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs.

http://www.amdocs.com/Solutions/be-efficient/pages/self-optimizing-networks.aspx

Monday, January 20, 2014

Avantel Picks NSN for LTE Launch in Colombia

Avantel, a new entrant in Colombia’s LTE landscape, has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks to supply the complete infrastructure for its LTE network.


NSN will provide the complete suite of radio and core network equipment along with, as well as build and operate services so that subscribers in Bogota can enjoy a host of advanced mobile broadband services.

“We aim to transform Colombia’s communications landscape with this next-generation LTE network – one that will open up a world of new high-speed services for our customers in Bogota,” said Raul Amaya, chief strategy officer at Avantel. “Our longstanding relationship with NSN, coupled with the company’s experience and expertise in deploying world-class networks across the globe, made it a natural choice as our partner for this important initiative.”

Under the build-operate-transfer agreement, NSN will deliver an LTE network using its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC). The network will use NSN's Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution, including New Technology Home Location Register (NT-HLR) and One-NDS for a centralized database repository. NSN will also supply its ATCA-based Mobile Voice Core solution, which, in the first phase of the roll out, will be implemented with CSFB voice call features to ensure voice services for LTE customers. In the second phase, NSN will deploy its IMS solution to enable the implementation of VoLTE for providing high-definition voice services to Avantel’s subscribers.

In addition, NSN will provide its NetAct management system to ensure consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization for Avantel’s radio and core network. The Performance Manager will enable 360 degree insight to network performance.  NSN said the deal also includes a complete range of services such as network implementation, planning and optimization, systems integration and network operations where the OSS will be managed by NSN.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.avantel.co/
http://nsn.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/avantel-chooses-nsn-for-high-speed-mobile-broadband-services-in-colombia


  • NSN noted that it now has 117 commercial references for the delivery of LTE as of January 2014.
  • In November 2013, Avantel announed US$250 million in venture funding to support its rollout of LTE in Colombia.  Avantel Investors included Grupo Banco Mundial, Appaloosa Management, CAF - Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina and other private parties.
  • In Colombia's recent auction, Avantel secured 30 MHz of AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum in the 1710-1755  and 2110-2155 MHz bands.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Telefónica Signs 3G Wholesale Deal with Nextel In Brazil And Mexico

Telefónica will provide wholesale 3G access to NII Holdings' Nextel subsidiaries in Brazil and Mexico.

The network sharing deal will provide nationwide voice and data coverage services in Brazil and Mexico for Nextel customers.

"The agreement allows both companies to capture the benefits derived from the optimization of infrastructure investment while maintaining the current market structure in both Brazil and Mexico," said Santiago Fernandez Valbuena, Chairman and CEO of Telefonica Latin America. "It is another example of Telefonica's effort to optimize resource usage, improve profitability of the businesses and increase financial flexibility."

"Our new agreements with Telefonica will enhance our service offerings by giving us the ability to provide our 3G customers in Brazil and Mexico with services in more areas in those markets," said Steve Shindler, NII Holdings' Chief Executive Officer. "Our access to Telefonica's networks under these agreements will also allow us to utilize Telefonica's networks as we continue to expand our own coverage footprint to provide our customers with service that meets their needs."

Telefónica said the agreements reached with Nextel are in line with its other recent announcements, such as the agreement signed with Millicom to deploy 4G-LTE networks in Colombia, the MVNO deals with Virgin Mobile in Mexico, Chile and Colombia and the agreement with lusacell for reciprocal use of wholesale services in Mexico that started in 2012.

http://www.telefonica.es
http://www.nii.com/

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Orange to Sell Subsidiary in Dominican Republic for EUR 1.1 Billion

The Orange Group will sell 100% of Orange Dominicana S.A., its  subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, to Altice for US$1.435 billion (EUR 1.1 billion).

Orange Dominicana was established in 2000 and is now a leading telecommunication operator in the Dominican Republic, one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the Caribbean with an estimated population over 10 million. The company posted revenues of DOP 22.8 billion (EUR 451 million) in 2012 and had 3.4 million subscribers at the end of September 2013. The company employs approximately 1,400 people.

Altice is a multinational cable and telecommunications company with presence in six countries—Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg, the French Overseas Territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Portugal and Switzerland.

The deal requires regulatory approval in the Dominican Republic.

Orange said this sale represents a significant step forward in the optimization of its assets portfolio.

http://www.altice.net/
http://www.orange.com


Friday, November 22, 2013

Level 3 Opens Tier III Data Center in Bogotá

Level 3 Communications has launched its newest data center in Bogotá, Colombia. The new facility adds 1,700 square meters to Level 3’s current data center complex in Bogotá.  The Tier III data center is built for earthquake preparedness and energy efficiency.  It implements the 2N philosophy (system + system), which results in higher redundancy and reliability.

“Demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services continues to grow in Colombia as the adoption of cloud-based applications increases,” said Gabriel del Campo, Level 3's senior vice president of Data Centers for Latin America. “As a result, companies are increasingly looking to outsource these services to ensure they can capitalize on efficient cloud solutions and remain focused on their core business objectives. Level 3's data center services range from traditional network equipment hosting to comprehensive support for managed IT solutions, helping position enterprises for successful growth amid a dynamic global marketplace.”

http://www.level3.com/datacenter

Friday, November 8, 2013

Telefónica Reaches 320 Million Accesses, Including 252 Million Mobiles

Telefónica's revenues in the first nine months of 2013 totalled 42,626 million euros, up 0.4% year-on-year in organic terms (-8.4% in reported terms), and indicating a positive change in trend compared with the first half (-0.5% year-on-year) triggered by a significant organic revenue growth acceleration in the third quarter to 2.1% (+0.5% in the second quarter and -1.6% in the first quarter).  For the first nine months of 2013, Telefónica earned a net profit of 3,145 million euros and achieved its annual revenue and debt targets a quarter in advance.

Telefónica Latinoamérica further accelerated year-on-year growth (+10.9% year-on-year in the third quarter; +0.6 percentage points compared with the second quarter), whilst Telefónica Europe continued its gradual improvement (+1.7 percentage points compared with the year-on-year change in the second quarter to -7.1% year-on-year).

Telefónica Digital revenue grew 17.9% year-on-year in the third quarter in organic terms and including both digital services, already comprised in Telefónica Latinoamérica and Telefónica  Europe regions, and subsidiaries and other businesses of Telefonica Digital new businesses.

By region, Telefónica Latinoamérica remained the Group's growth driver, accounting for 51% of total revenues in the first nine months (+2.6 percentage points year-on-year)

Some operational highlights as of 30-Sept-2013:
  • Telefónica managed 320.3 million accesses, with year-on-year growth accelerating to 2%, driven by mobile and pay TV accesses. By region, Telefónica Latinoamérica (68% of the total) maintained a strong commercial momentum, posting growth acceleration for the third quarter in a row to 4% year-on-year.
  • Mobile accesses stood at 252.2 million, up 3%, driven by growth of the contract segment (+9% year-on-year), which now accounts for 35% of total mobile accesses. It is important to note that Latin America registered record-high net contract additions in the quarter (+79% year-on-year), further strengthening the company's leadership in the region in this segment.
  • Mobile broadband accesses continued posting solid growth (+41% year-on-year), reaching 67.4 million in September 2013, and now accounting for 27% of mobile accesses. It should be highlighted the on-going smartphone adoption in the year, as net additions stood at 15.1 million in the first nine months (+50% year-on-year).
  • Retail broadband accesses (18.4 million at the end of September) maintained a year-on-year growth rate of 2%.
  • Mobile data revenues accelerated to 10.2% year-on-year in the third quarter in organic terms (+9.8% in January-September) and now account for 63% of total data revenues and 37% of mobile service revenues.
  • Regarding LTE rollouts, Telefónica said network sharing agreements are speeding up deployments:  in Brazil, agreements cover 2,300 sites in 64 cities; in UK, agreements cover 1,300 sites in 11 cities; in Germany, agreements cover > 1,000 sites in 10 metro areas.

http://www.telefonica.com

Friday, October 18, 2013

Cable & Wireless Communications Names CEO

Cable & Wireless Communications named Phil Bentley as its new CEO, replacing Tony Rice, with effect from 1 January 2014.

Bentley was previously Managing Director at British Gas, the UK’s leading energy and services provider between 2007 and 2013. Rice decided to step down as CEO, ahead of the establishment of CWC’s new executive office in Miami, Florida, and will leave the Board at the end of 2013.

Cable & Wireless Communications has set its sights on being the leading provider of mobile, fixed line and broadband communications services in Latin America and the Caribbean region. CWC is investing in its operations in the region, particularly in mobile data, high-speed broadband and customer experience systems, as well as considering strategic acquisition opportunities. It has also committed to reducing operating costs by US$100 million over the next
two years.

Sir Richard Lapthorne, Chairman of CWC, commented: "CWC is entering a new phase. Following our recent divestments, we now have a business with a single geographic focus and a strong balance sheet and we are investing in growth areas of mobile data and high-speed broadband. I am delighted to have attracted someone of Phil Bentley’s calibre to lead the Company. Phil demonstrated his leadership skills at British Gas, combining strong operational capability with a real focus on customer value – experience which he will bring to CWC as we focus our business on a single region, and drive greater operational improvements."

http://www.cwc.com/

Monday, September 23, 2013

IBM Plans Cloud Data Center in Colombia

IBM will invest US$17 million in a new data center in Bogota, Colombia.  The new center will provide Colombian companies with Cloud Computing and Big Data services.  The new facility expands the US$8 million investment IBM made in Colombia when the company opened a data center in 2011.

Since 2009, IBM has opened nine IT Services Centers located in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.

According to Colombian consulting firm Vision Growth Consulting, "Colombia is one of the fastest growing countries outsourcing datacenter services in Latin America, with an estimated 15.3% growth of the data center services market in Colombia in 2013, mainly driven by cloud computing, among others, which is already a reality in the country."

"In the current competitive environment, Colombia companies are looking for high value solutions that help them solve complexity through innovation and business insight by addressing organic growth and productivity issues. Our new datacenter and our professionals aim to contribute to the private and public companies' development and the country's progress. This new investment showcases our clients' trust in our expertise and services, as well as the commitment IBM has made to the country's growth," said Francisco Thiermann, General Manager IBM Colombia.

http://www.ibm.com/co/es/

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

América Móvil and AT&T Extend Network Alliance

América Móvil and AT&T are enhancing their network interconnections to serve multinational companies operating in Latin America and the U.S.

This milestone in the alliance between AT&T and the América Móvil group of companies --which include Telmex, Embratel and Claro, amongst others -- will allow broader regional coverage with deeper in-country reach:


  • Interconnection to América Móvil's group of companies' networks provides AT&T customers access to 15 markets in Latin America, with more than 2,000 MPLS-enabled IP services nodes and more than 50,000 service/access POPs covering: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
  • More than 91,000 miles of América Móvil group of companies' fiber optic network installed throughout the region, and 12 data centers in Latin America.
  • Six markets with enhanced Ethernet availability via América Móvil in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
  • Additionally, interconnection to the AT&T global backbone network enables América Móvil MPLS-based services to reach 163 countries over 3,800 service nodes and 38 on-net data centers across the globe.

"AT&T's goal is to provide delivery of a consistent global experience for our customers who continue to expand internationally, and especially in Latin America," said Roman Pacewicz, AT&T Business Solutions senior vice president of marketing and global strategy. "The long-standing relationship with the América Móvil group of companies is a key pillar of our global strategy. The enhanced regional interconnection will allow us to provide deeper in-country reach in the entire region to match our client's expanding presence in Latin America."

"We are pleased to offer our mutual multinational clients the combination of AT&T's footprint with the infrastructure of our operating companies, from Telmex to Embratel and Claro," said Isidoro Ambe Attar, Corporate Executive Vice President at Telmex. "Enhanced global access and sound combination of core competencies and product portfolios will be essential for our clients to improve their productivity and efficiency through advanced solutions."

http://www.americamovil.com/
http://www.att.com


  • As of June 30, 2013, América Móvil had 262 million wireless subscribers and 67 million fixed revenue generating units in the Americas. America Movil has operations in 18 countries in the Americas, more than 30 million fixed lines, 18 million fixed broadband accesses and more than 17 million television subscribers.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Signs Ecuador's CNT for LTE

Ecuador's Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the nation's first 4G LTE network in Ecuador.

The deployment will cover the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca, Machala and Loja, as well as most of the major cities in Ecuador´s Pacific Coast and Southern area. The new network will provide download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 40 Mbps, enabling CNT to offer enhanced fixed, mobile and convergent services, such as high definition video streaming to a wide range of customers in Ecuador.  Alcatel-Lucent will supply its 4G LTE base stations and the 5620 Service Aware Manager (5620 SAM). Agreement follows successful trial in Amazonas and Estadio areas of Quito conducted earlier this year by Alcatel-Lucent and CNT. Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
http://www.cnt.gob.ec/

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Procera Lands Multi-Million Order from Top 5 Mobile Operator in Latin America

Procera Networks confirmed the receipt of an initial multi-million dollar order from a Tier 1, top 5 Latin American mobile network operator (MNO). Initial revenue is expected to be recognized in the second half of 2013.

The operator will use Procera's PacketLogic Intelligent Policy Enforcement (IPE) to providefine-grained, subscriber-aware analytics and advanced policy-based services on their LTE network. Procera's IPE system is 3GPP-compliant and equipped with standard interfaces, allowing for scalability to support tens of millions of subscribers in 3GPP MNO networks.

"The Latin American mobile market is a high growth region for policy enforcement solutions," said Paul Gracie, senior vice president of global sales and services at Procera. "The mobile operators are looking to gain better insights into the changing nature of their subscriber's mobile consumption and Procera delivers the most scalable solution for analytics and enforcement, enabling MNOs to optimize Capex while offering sticky new services that decrease churn and increase revenue generation."

http://www.proceranetworks.com


Saturday, August 24, 2013

IBM Opens Third Data Center in Peru

IBM opened a new data center at the Technology Campus of La Molina, Peru.

IBM said its US$8 million data center has the highest availability offered in Peru. It is the third IBM facility in the country, complementing an existing data center at the Technology Campus of La Molina and another in the district of San Isidro in Lima.

IBM now has nine IT Services Centers in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, which provide 24/7 services. Globally, IBM has more than 400 data centers.

"IBM has heavily invested in strengthening its processes, tools, analytic capabilities and skills, which are key to ensure excellence in the delivery of IT services to our customers,” said Rodolfo Armellini, IBM Peru Global Technology Services Manager.
The opening of the new data center is part of IBM's commitment to Peru, where IBM has continuously operated for more than 81 years. In the past 10 years, the company has invested US$38 million in Peru – including this new data center."

http://www.ibm.com/smartcloud


Friday, August 9, 2013

KIO Opens Data Centers in Mexico and Guatemala

KIO Networks inaugurated two new data centers in Mexico.


KIO/5.6 is a Tier IV facility located in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Mexico City. It offers approximately 65,000 sq/ft of capacity.

KIO/Q is also a Tier IV facility and is located on a campus in the city of Querétaro, where KIO operates four other data centers.

The building brings KIO's total to 500,000 square feet of space in its 14 operational data centers in México, Guatemala and Panamá.

https://www.kionetworks.com/es/acerca-de-kio-es/noticias/


  • In July 2013, KIO Networks opened its first data center in Guatemala. The $20 million facility measures 2,500 m2 and offers both colocation and cloud services.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Telefónica Leverages ASSIA's DSL Expresse for Real-time Copper Line Optimization

Telefónica will expand its usage of ASSIA's DSL network management technology to cover more than eight million customer lines globally, and will initially focus on South American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. ASSIA is also a portfolio company of Telefónica. An initial contract was signed in 2010.

Telefónica plans to deploy ASSIA's DSL Expresse real-time line optimization module for proactive line repair, and ClearView, a customer-care recommendation engine that presents comprehensive customer line and service information to customer-care professionals through an easy-to-use interface, enabling them to provide the fastest-possible responses and resolutions to customer calls.

“We are pleased to incorporate the latest DSL Expresse features, which reinforce the value of our operations and technical assistance tools in improving service performance and customer care, as well as reducing our maintenance costs,” said Enrique Blanco, global CTO of Telefónica. “The improvements that we have realized with ASSIA for the past three years since we first invested in them clearly justified the expansion of our relationship as we continue to focus on delivering the highest speeds and latest services to our customers.”

Under the deal, ASSIA will provide Telefónica with the following advanced features of DSL Expresse and services for deployment, training, support, assessment and maintenance:

  • ClearView, a state-of-the-art expert system that tracks problems to their exact source and provides clear and concise recommendations to a contact center agent or field technician to resolve a customer DSL issue immediately.
  • Real-time line optimization, which significantly improves customer satisfaction and reduces service calls and repair costs.
  • Support for single-ended loop test (SELT) for enhanced diagnostics, cost savings, and service delivery, such as the ability to pinpoint faults and direct dispatches to the appropriate location.
  • Advanced micro-filter detection, which enables call-center agents to see missing micro filters on customer lines and guide the customer to easily and quickly install them. This can rapidly help solve performance problems, avoiding the need for costly, time-consuming field-technician dispatches.
  • Power management, which reduces power consumption and costs, and can help Telefónica attain its green initiative goals.
  • Advanced ADSL2 diagnostics that enable service personnel to address physical impairments efficiently in the copper plant.

http://www.assia-inc.com/

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.

http://www.nsn.com

See also