ZTE bags FTTx network deal from Entel Bolivia

ZTE has bagged a major order from Entel to build FTTx network in Bolivia.

In order to cover all the 4 regions, offering fast broadband connectivity to consumers and businesses in the country, Entel will deploy ZTE’s ZXA10 C300 access platform.

ZTE, which competes with Huawei, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks, etc. did not share financial details of the FTTx deal.

Entel’s FTTx network on the ZXA10 C300 platform, which supports upgrade to NG PON and WDM PON technologies, will cover most areas of Bolivia, reducing the digital divide between different regions.

Entel Bolivia

At present, Entel has about 4 million terminal users. The FTTx project, which will be launched this year, will enable Entel to improve the wired broadband access services, and consolidate its position in Bolivia’s telecom market.

Zhu Yongxing, general manager of ZTE’s Fixed Network Product Line, said: “We help Entel provide better broadband services for customers to achieve sustainable growth and improve its competitive strength in Bolivia.”

Earlier, ZTE built the two largest GPON networks in South America: the nationwide GPON network of ANTEL in Uruguay and the nationwide FTTH network of ETB in Colombia.

Telecom market research agency Ovum said ZTE GPON product shipments rose 23.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014 on quarter-on-quarter basis to 4.78 million lines.

Baburajan K
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