Showing posts with label Colombia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colombia. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Level 3 Activates Metro Networks in Bogota and Buenos Aires

Level 3 Communications launched new metropolitan networks in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bogota, Colombia. Level 3 has established multiple nodes in both of these cities, with each network boasting a total capacity of 80x40Gbps and the potential of upgrading to 80x100Gbps.

Level 3 is offering fiber capacity of up to 40 Gbps.   Wholesale and enterprise customers also can build their own backbones and dedicated networks, and interconnect with Level 3's and others' data centers to build SAN, disaster recovery and cloud services solutions.

Level 3 has existing metropolitan high-speed networks in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"Level 3 is always working to meet all the needs of our customers, and by launching these metropolitan networks, we will be able to address our customers' increasing demand for capacity in two very important markets in Latin America," said Leonardo Barbero, Level 3's senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Latin America.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Level 3 Opens New Data Center in Colombia

Level 3 Communications announced the construction of its newest data center in Bogota, Colombia.  The new Premier Elite data center, designed to support managed services, will provide onsite technical staff, is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2013.

"The Colombian market shows a growing demand for colocation, housing, hosting and value-added services," said Luis Carlos Guerrero, sales vice president for Level 3's Andean region. "The trend to outsource these services to a trusted business partner – one that will support the customer in its expansion strategy – is crucial for companies today so they can focus on their core business."

Level 3 currently operates 14 existing data centers in Latin America.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Selected for 100G Pacific Caribbean Cable System

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected to deploy a new 100G submarine cable system linking Jacksonville, Florida to Manta, Ecuador.

The Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS) will be a 6,000 km submarine cable system owned by Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefónica a Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services (UTS).

In addition to Florida and Ecuador, the system will connect the islands of Tortola, Puerto Rico, Aruba and Curacao, as well as Cartagena in Colombia and Maria Chiquita and Balboa in Panama.

The system will have an ultimate design capacity of 80 Terabit-per-second. Alcatel-Lucent will supply an integrated 100G wet plant of cable optimized with coherent submarine fiber and high bandwidth repeaters, power feed equipment, and its 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with advanced coherent technology.

Commercial activation is expected by the third quarter of 2014.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Telefónica Upgrades SAm-1 Undersea Cable with Infinera's DTN-X

Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) is deploying Infinera's DTN-X platform to upgrade the SAm-1 submarine Cable Network, which links North and South America. 

SAM-1 spans 20,000 fiber kilometers and has landing stations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Florida.

Infinera’s DTN-X enables Telefonica to deploy 500 Gbps long-haul FlexCoherent super-channels integrated with 5 Terabits per second (Tbps) of Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching per bay.  Infinera also supports multiple software-programmable modulation formats for optimization of the network. Integrated OTN switching is coupled with a GMPLS control plane to deliver wavelength flexibility.

TIWS designs and manages the international communications infrastructure of the Telefónica Group, offering an integrated voice, video and data network, with more than 100 points of presence distributed across 60 cities and 40 countries.  The company has been using the Infinera DTN platform, based on 100 Gbps PICs and 40Gbps coherent modulation, since 2009, to upgrade its submarine network throughout South America. 

“The Infinera DTN-X platform gives Telefónica the flexibility to efficiently accommodate their network demands, allowing them to deploy 500G long-haul super-channels,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “The DTN-X offers integrated DWDM transport and OTN switching without compromise coupled with industry leading 500G photonic integrated circuits, together enabling Telefónica to deploy services quickly to improve their competitive position in the marketplace.”

Monday, September 17, 2012

Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia Selects Alcatel-Lucent

Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia is deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s point-to-point fiber broadband access technology and a combination of optical transport and Internet Protocol (IP) routing solutions under Colombia's national broadband initiative. The networking infrastructure being deployed by Alcatel-Lucent for Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia will connect in 216 municipalities throughout the country.

Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that it is supplying its 7330 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) FTTN supporting point-to-point fiber access, its IP/MPLS solution, based on its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR), and its 100G next-generation coherent technology, supported by the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS).  In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide services such as installation, project management and technical support for 2 years as well as operation and maintenance of the network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia Picks Ericsson for IP

Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia has selected Ericsson's IP network equipement to deliver broadband services to more than 397 municipalities under Colombia's national broadband initiative. The broadband services will be delivered using Wi-Fi and point-to-multipoint wireless access.

The network will include Ericsson's flagship SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers, deployed as core routers; SmartEdge Multi-Service Edge Routers; the SPO 1400 family of Packet Optical Transport Platforms (POTPs); and Ericsson Wi-Fi access points, controllers and management.

"This contract is a major endorsement of our 4th generation IP network solution and marks the beginning of a new partnership between Ericsson and Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia. The solution will enable Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia to offer a rich suite of differentiated services and the scalability of the platforms will ensure the ability to meet future traffic and subscriber growth targets," stated Jan Häglund, Head of IP and Broadband, Ericsson.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BT Expands in Colombia

BT opened a new centre of excellence in Bogota, Colombia and announced a contract with Ecopetrol, the country's largest company.  BT is also launching cloud-based, data centre services in Latin America.  BT currently employs more than 130 people in Colombia.

Friday, June 29, 2012

GlobeNet to Add 100 Gbps Colombian Spur

GlobeNet, Oi's international subsidiary provider of submarine capacity, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to extend the GlobeNet submarine cable system to Colombia. The 100G capable link will help GlobeNet provide a significant increase in capacity to support the deployment of next-generation wireless services and support the exploding demand for broadband services.

The 1000km extension will create a link with direct connectivity between Colombia and the United States, and between Colombia and Venezuela. It will have a state-of-the-art design with ultimate design capacity in excess of 8 Tbps on each connectivity path.

The GlobeNet submarine cable system currently spans 22,000 kilometers with landing points in Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza in Brazil, Maiquetía in Venezuela, St. David’s in Bermuda, Boca Raton Florida and Tuckerton in New Jersey, United States. With this extension which will land in Colombia’s Atlantic coast, GlobeNet further positions to offer ultra-fast low latency services on both protected routes between the United States and Latin America.

The Alcatel-Lucent solution deployed for this project includes an integrated 100G capable 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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Level 3 Boosts its CDN Capacity

Level 3 Communications has boosted its globally available CDN capacity to more than 5.6 Tbps (terabits per second) from 2.15 Tbps in late 2010.

In addition to increasing its CDN capacity, Level 3 has expanded its CDN service offering to new markets in Buenos Aires (Argentina); Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Medellin (Colombia); Jeddah (Saudi Arabia); and Montreal and Toronto (Canada). Level 3 is also continuing its work to grow its deployments in Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America.

"Level 3's growing CDN and network scalability helped us expand our business into new markets, specifically Latin America, the UK and Ireland," said Greg Peters, vice president of Product Development for Netflix. "Level 3's speed, consistency and ability to scale help us deliver a great Netflix experience for our members worldwide."

Level 3 noted that CDN services represented approximately two percent of its Core Network Services (CNS) revenue in 2011. The company expects its CDN platform will continue to represent approximately two percent of CNS revenue in 2012.

Level 3 is also introducing a service that enables companies to see an objective, third-party analysis of their websites’ video streaming performance in real time across all content delivery networks (CDNs). The new service, Client Side Statistics, is fully integrated within Level 3’s MediaPortal, with data analyzed by Conviva – a market leader in video optimization and viewer experience.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Colombia Will Have 10 Mobile Operators in 2012

The Colombian government plans to license two new mobile operators next year, bringing the number of mobile operators in the country to ten, including MVNOs, according to El Tiempo. Current operators include Comcel, Movistar, Tigo, Avantel, Uff Móvil, UNE, ETB, Virgin Mobile. Mobile penetration already exceeds 103%.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Columbus Undersea Cable Undertakes 40G Upgrade

Columbus Networks' CFX-1 undersea cable system linking Florida and Colombia is undergoing an upgrade to 40G technology, enabling the system to scale to 2.5 Tbps per fiber pair. TE SubCom is the contractor and the project is due for completion this month.

CFX-1, which was constructed by TE SubCom and entered service in 2008, connects the United States to Colombia, with landings in Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A. and Cartagena, Colombia and a branch to Morant Point, Jamaica. The 2,500km undersea system was originally designed for 10 Gbps transmission.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Colombia's UNE Picks Huawei for LTE

UNE, a fixed broadband operator in Colombia, has selected Huawei for an LTE rollout. Throughout this first stage of project, UNE will deploy the network in Bogotá and Medellin using Huawei's LTE leading edge solution. The contract includes the RAN, the core network and LTE devices, including the world's first LTE five-mode USB dongle –E392 and other models.

Colombia's UNE Picks Huawei for LTE

UNE, a fixed broadband operator in Colombia, has selected Huawei for an LTE rollout. Throughout this first stage of project, UNE will deploy the network in Bogotá and Medellin using Huawei's LTE leading edge solution. The contract includes the RAN, the core network and LTE devices, including the world's first LTE five-mode USB dongle –E392 and other models.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Colombia Solicits Proposals for National Fiber Optic Project

The government of Colombia attracted four proposal for its national fiber optic connectivity project, which aims to connect over 400 municipalities across the country, providing high-speed services to 90% of the population by 2014. The four companies submitting proposals are:

  • Unión Temporal Fibra Óptica Colombiana

  • Telmex Colombia S.A,

  • Unión Temporal Conectividad para todos

  • Unión Temporal Telefónica.

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Level 3 Teams with INTERNEXA for South American CDN Coverage

Level 3 Communications will expand its content delivery network (CDN) services to Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru in partnership with INTERNEXA, which operates more than 18,000 kilometers of fiber-optic network across seven countries in South America.

The agreement enables both companies to provide greatly improved International IP content services to their respective customers by taking advantage of Level 3's leading global CDN and INTERNEXA's extensive in-region, fiber-based network.

Level 3's CDN will localize content within Latin America to improve the end-user experience with rich media as well as reduce the amount of bandwidth required. INTERNEXA's expansive in-region network will give content owners greater reach in South America while enabling South American telecommunications carriers to more efficiently access and deliver to their end users reliable, fast-loading rich content, like video, online games, software, music, and other media. Financial terms were not disclosed.