Mundo looks to improve its standing in Chile with new fibre solutions

Mundo looks to improve its standing in Chile with new fibre solutions

Chile’s Mundo Pacifico is looking to climb up the country’s fibre broadband rankings by becoming the second firm in the world to adopt the HyperNET solution.

Mundo first deployed the software-defined IP network in July 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to local outlet Pisapapeles. Based on the disaggregated coherent switch and open packet transponder Cassini, the system helps Mundo to increase capacity and thereby improve performance.

Network Engineering Manager Marco Alcayaga said: “Predicting that Coronavirus was going to require confinement of people in their homes, it was evident that we would face an unprecedented increase in traffic. We decided to expand our capacity with Cassini, rather than the traditional Transport, MPLS and IP stack, because it is much simpler to deploy and operate, and requires reduced infrastructure in our sites”.

TeleGeography reports that the HyperNET solution was developed in Taiwan and has thus far only been deployed commercially in Japan, with Mundo currently testing its network ahead of a full launch in 2021.

Alcayaga noted that Mundo is hoping HyperNET’s increased efficiencies allow for reduced transport costs, saying: “With this technology we hope to become the second operator for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and to make our network available so that other companies and operators can use it.”

Mundo is currently third place in Chile’s fibre market according to figures from the country’s regulator Subtel (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones), behind Movistar and Grupo GTD.

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