Nokia and Metrotel to deploy Altiplano cloud platform

Nokia today announced it will deploy the Altiplano cloud platform for fiber access in Metrotel’s network to deliver high-speed broadband and related services to users across Argentina.

Metrotel has already built 4,000 km of fiber networks, spanning Greater Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba, Mendoza and Neuquen. By deploying Nokia Lightspan fiber access nodes, Metrotel will be able to provide cheaper and faster connectivity to 40,000 customers across these regions.

Metrotel will use the solution to support corporate customers in sectors including financial services, media, hospitality and government, whose needs call for a cost-effective and fully serviced fiber 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.

German Garay, CTO, 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 optimization and long-term network services built around their needs. We chose Nokia for their comprehensive but also highly dynamic solution; new and scalable PON technologies; software oriented around shorter innovation cycles; and an architecture based on microservices, automation and virtualization.”

Sandra Motley, President – Fixed Networks, Nokia said, “Nokia’s Altiplano cloud platform and fiber access solutions will enable Metrotel to deliver high-speed broadband and related services to its users across Argentina. Our Cloud Acceleration portfolio of professional services helps Metrotel deploy and operate SDN-enabled broadband networks and use cases quickly and efficiently. Our goal is to simplify Metrotel’s evolution to cloud and software-defined networking, leveraging our SDAN Integration and Migration Operation Centers and DevOps automation.”

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