A new fibre optic deployment in Bolivia has brought broadband connectivity to residents of the highest city in the world.
Iskratel, a European provider of sustainable broadband access solutions, has said that thousands of residents of Potosí – more than 4,000 metres above sea level – are to receive a fibre broadband connection thanks to the deployment of a GPON broadband network.
In collaboration with its Latin-American partner Teleserv Group Bolivia, Iskratel is implementing the new, high-speed optical broadband network for Potosí service provider Cotap Ltda. The deployment will see the implementation of Iskratel's SI3000 Lumia GPON optical line terminals, along with Innbox G85 and Innbox G74 optical network terminals, at customer premises. The deployment is complemented, says Iskratel, by the company’s virtual IMS and unified communications solutions.
Potosí, 4,090 metres above sea level and situated at the foot of the Cerro Rico mountain, has an extraordinary history. Once one of the richest cities in the world, with a population exceeding cities such as London, Seville, Madrid, Rome or Paris, its economy was strongly driven by silver from Cerro Rico. Today, Potosí is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Iskratel is a leading European ICT provider for the digital transformation of the telecommunications, transport, public safety and energy industries. It has its own R&D and manufacturing centres, over 900 employees and a global footprint in more than 50 countries,