Telecom Lead America: Prysmian Group has won a contract
from Telecom Argentina for supplying and installing cable for Telecom
Argentina’s GPON fiber to the home (FTTH) build out.
Telecom Argentina expects the GPON FTTH network to serve
4000 homes with an initial take-up rate of just under 40 percent.
The Prysmian cable will be used in three GPON FTTH
applications: closed (condominium) environments, new multiple dwelling units
(MDUs), and in neighborhoods.
Installation contractor Valtellina Sud America S.A will perform the actual
This initial two-year project is the first stage of Telecom Argentina’s FTTH
broadband plan, focused primarily on Buenos Aires.
Prysmian won the contract in an open competition. It will supply cables with
both standard G.652 and BendBright G.657 bend insensitive fibers, as well as a
range of passive connectivity components.
Gustavo Etchepare, CEO of Prysmian Group in Argentina, said this is a
significant project for both Telecom Argentina and Prysmian Group. Consumer
demand for greater bandwidth continues to grow and the only true future-proof
way of keeping pace with this demand is to install optical fiber closer and
closer to the final customer.