National project to deliver modern fibre network in Colombia

Colombia’s National Fibre Optic Project will see the largest and most modern fibre optics network deployed across the country. The deployment will be handled by Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia, with equipment provided by Ericsson.

Together, the two companies will deploy a suite of products to build out a 4th generation IP network infrastructure to deliver broadband services to more than 397 municipalities in Colombia. The broadband services will be delivered using Wi-Fi and point-to-multipoint wireless access.

Alexandra Reyes, CEO Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia says: "For Colombia, the 'information superhighway' is a fundamental tool to promote national advancement through the use of technology. We will bring high-speed broadband to even the most remote regions of the country. We expect this to result in broad access to competitive services, increased employment and provide better welfare for the population."

Jan Häglund, Head of IP and Broadband, Ericsson, says: "The solution will enable Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia to offer a rich suite of differentiated services and the scalability of the platforms will ensure the ability to meet future traffic and subscriber growth targets."

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