Nokia and Metrotel deploy software-defined fibre network in Argentina

Nokia and Metrotel deploy software-defined open access fibre network in Argentina

Argentina’s Metrotel is deploying Nokia’s Altiplano cloud platform for fibre access throughout its network.

This deployment enables the provider to deliver high-speed broadband and related services to users across Argentina. Metrotel has already built 4000 km of fibre networks, spanning Greater Buenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba, Mendoza and Neuquén. By deploying Nokia Lightspan fibre access nodes, Metrotel will be able to provide cheaper and faster connectivity to 40,000 customers across these regions.

The solution will allow Metrotel to support corporate customers in sectors including financial services, media, hospitality and government, whose needs call for a cost-effective and fully serviced fibre optic network. Flexible control and easy integration allow Metrotel to tailor its offering to individual market segments. Nokia’s high-capacity Lightspan FX access nodes provide the required scale.

Metrotel aims to become a broadband wholesaler, providing high-speed connectivity and comprehensive support services to virtual network operators who serve the residential market. The network will also support 5G mobile backhaul services, helping to accelerate rollout of 5G capabilities across Argentina.

To build the new network infrastructure, Metrotel selected Nokia’s cloud-native Altiplano platform for the flexibility it offers - it can easily be integrated with existing IT and operations support systems. The intent-based Altiplano Access Controller will enable Metrotel to improve its network customisation and management through open programmable interfaces and closed-loop automated operations.

Germán Garay, CTO at Metrotel, said: “This deployment allows us to increase the degree of integration, simplification and abstraction of our services to support our customers, providing continuous network optimisation and long-term network services built around their needs.”

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