ZTE FTTH solution helps Colombian telecom operator ETB

ZTE has assisted Colombian telecom operator ETB (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá S.A.) for its FTTH broadband network in Bogota, ensuring 100-fold increase in speeds to its household and business customers.

The Chinese telecom equipment vendor in a statement said the first phase of the commercial rollout in December covered corporate customers in Bogotá, ensuring ETB fulfilled its target to launch the network by the end of 2013.

The FTTH network, which uses ZTE’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology, will connect more than 600,000 customers, and cover 85 percent of households in the capital when construction is fully completed in three years.

Saúl Kattan Cohen, president of ETB

“With this technological advancement, we can offer new services and provide N-Play, supporting  data, voice, video and cloud applications at fantastic speeds,” said Saúl Kattan Cohen, president of ETB.

ZTE claims that households and businesses in Bogotá will benefit from the new FTTH network that gives an increase of between 10 to 100 times in network speeds.

Majority of Colombian broadband users connect at speeds between 2Mbps to 4 Mbps, according to the most recent report issued by the Commission of regulation of telecommunications (CRT).

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