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* Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia selects Ericsson as its partner for
Colombia's national broadband initiative
* Ericsson's 4th generation IP networking solution to support high-speed
broadband services to more than 397 municipalities in Colombia
* Deployment includes Ericsson's SSR 8000 family of Smart Services
optical transport, and Wi-Fi access points
In a tender process completed in late 2011, Colombia's Ministry of
Technologies and Communications awarded the National Fiber Optic Project,
of the "Plan Vive Digital" program, to Grupo Salinas. As a result, group
Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia is set to deploy the country's largest and
modern fiber optics networks.
To accomplish this goal, Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia has selected
(NASDAQ: ERIC) as one of the network providers. Together, the two companies
deploy a suite of products to build out a 4th generation IP network
infrastructure to deliver broadband services to more than 397
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,
'information superhighway' is a fundamental tool to promote national
through the use of technology. Together with Ericsson, 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
better welfare for the population."
Ericsson's 4th generation IP network solution for Azteca Comunicaciones
includes the flagship SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers, deployed
core routers; SmartEdge Multi-Service Edge Routers; the SPO 1400 family of
Packet Optical Transport Platforms (POTPs); and Ericsson Wi-Fi access
controllers and management.
Jan Häglund, Head of IP and Broadband, Ericsson, says: "This contract
is a major
endorsement of our 4th generation IP network solution and marks the
a new partnership between Ericsson and Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia. The
solution will enable Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia to offer a rich suite
differentiated services and the scalability of the platforms will ensure
ability to meet future traffic and subscriber growth targets."
Ericsson has been present in Colombia for more than 116 years, supporting
enabling the introduction of the most advanced Ericsson technology in the
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