Andean Telecom Partners Perú taps Nokia for FTTH and small cells

Andean Telecom Partners Perú taps Nokia for FTTH and small cells

Andean Telecom Partners Perú (ATP Perú) has selected Nokia to support its rollout of neutral host digital infrastructure projects for both fixed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and mobile (small cells) access in Peru.

This future-proofed digital infrastructure will help CSPs accelerate the deployment of telecom services in the country. The first indoor deployment is at the Aventura Mall in the northern city of Chiclayo, while the FTTH deployment is taking place in the Barranco district of the capital city, Lima. Nokia is the lead technology vendor for these projects, marking the first commercial agreement between the companies in Peru.

At Aventura Mall, Nokia will install its next-generation Small Cell AirScale Indoor (ASiR) system in public shopping areas. This includes the ASiR PicoRRH solution, which has multi-operator and multi-band support that will enable Peru’s operators to provide connectivity across their AWS/2600/1900 bands. The solution is designed to be a compact and flexible indoor system that can be seamlessly upgraded to 5G NR with minimal on-site work.   

Nokia will also provide its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) solutions beginning with the Barranco district of Lima, leveraging its GPON technology to provide seamless fibre connectivity for residential, corporate, and mobile backhaul use. The solution will allow ATP to offer an open access neutral fibre network, capable of hosting several tenants or CSPs.

ATP is a carrier-neutral wholesale optical fibre operator and digital infrastructure company with operations in Colombia, Peru and Chile. Among ATP’s ownership group is Digital Colony, one of the world’s largest digital infrastructure investment firms, focusing on data centers, macro cell towers, fibre networks and small cell networks. 

Ari Lopes, Senior Research Manager, OMDIA in the Americas, said: “The demand for connectivity in Latin America has accelerated due to COVID-19. Digitalisation of our region’s economies is irreversible, as consumers, businesses, and educational institutions require increasingly fast and reliable internet, driving greater demand for indoor solutions and optical fibre connectivity.”

Gilles Pons de Vier, General Manager, Andrean Telecom Partners Perú, said: “Nokia’s solutions portfolio allows us to offer neutral host digital infrastructure aligned with our customers’ needs. These exciting investments will play a fundamental both in helping to narrow Peru’s digital divide and in laying critical groundwork for future 5G network deployments.”