Telecom Argentina says that it is in the midst of an ambitious plan to extend triple-play service provision across the country. The plan will see fiber-optic networks built in Argentina’s major cities to support GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the building (FTTB), and fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) combined with VDSL2. Telecom Argentina expects the various architectures to enable 100-Mbps Internet services.
The carrier says it plans to spend more than ARG$1.1 billion on the project.
The services offered on the upgraded broadband access networks, particularly in the case of FTTC, will depend on the quality of the outside plant and the distance of the local loop. Along these lines, Telecom Argentina expects to upgrade several current ADSL2+ networks to VDSL2, with potentially more than 1 million customers affected in the first stage of implementation. These customers will see their service offerings rising from a maximum of 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps, the carrier says.
The FTTH deployments will focus initially on what Telecom Argentina describes as “geographical areas which require a high concentration of ultra broadband access.” These include AMBA, Cordoba, and Rosario.