Telefonica selects Comtech platform for Brazil and Argentina networks

Telefonica selects Comtech platform for Brazil and Argentina networks

Telefonica has selected Comtech EF Data Corp’s Heights Networking Platform for a multi-year program to upgrade Vivo Brazil and Telefonica Argentina’s networks in support of 2G, 3G and LTE backhaul.

Today, both Brazil and Argentina are experiencing high growth in terms of mobile traffic and subscribers as customers transition from 2G to 3G and LTE to experience mobile Internet. Regulators in both countries realise the value of connecting the unconnected to bridge the digital divide and have established challenging performance requirements for Mobile Network Operators to reach new markets with high quality solutions.

Aldo Montalbetti, Network and Operations Director for Telefonica Media Networks, said: “Comtech’s Heights Networking Platform enables us to reach customers with voice and high-speed data services while meeting the high Key Performance Indicators required by the regulators.”

Gustavo Arditti, Director of Satellite Business Unit for Telefonica International Wholesale Services, added: “The decision to select Comtech EF Data was mainly based on the combination of its H-DNA technology, the security and management tools of the Heights Networking Platform, and the proven track record of Comtech EF Data’s products and services.”

The Heights Networking Platform features VersaFEC Forward Error Correction, Heights Dynamic Network Access (“H-DNA”) for real-time bandwidth management and low rolloffs. Operators’ 2G/3G/LTE IP traffic benefits from the delay and jitter performance of Heights, as well as the advanced packet processing that is capable of providing more than 140,000 packets per second, the header and payload compression, and a Quality of Service engine that ensures the highest Quality of Experience for end users.

Richard Swardh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Network Operators for Comtech EF Data, said: “Our modems simultaneously support 2G, 3G and LTE services with built-in optimisation, enabling the highest Quality of Experience and best KPIs for MNOs and end users alike.”

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