Portuguese telco Sonaecom has contracted Telcordia Technologies to help plan, develop and expand its national fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. Sonaecom first announced its plans to invest EUR240 million in the development and deployment of a next generation network (NGN) in February 2008, aiming to cover 25% of the population within three years. The telco first launched fibre-based services the following September and is now looking to expand the network, which is currently live in Lisbon and Porto. ‘Sonaecom remains steadfast in its commitment to provide market-differentiating services and Telcordia Network Engineer has proven itself in our network to the point that it was a natural choice to expand it to our FTTH rollout,’ said Artur Loureiro, CEO of Sonaecom. ‘By modelling our entire fibre network with Network Engineer, we can now reach millions of FTTH subscribers quickly and cost-effectively, accelerating service adoption and time to revenue.’
Meanwhile, Cabovisao has launched two new high speed tariffs over its EuroDocsis 3.0-enabled cable network. The Nitro 120Mbps and Nitro 60Mbps packages, with upload speeds of 6Mbps and 3Mbps respectively, will be available in cities including Viseu, Beja, Corroios, Moita, Alcochete, Sesimbra and Palmela to both residential and business clients. The company is also launching the service as part of a triple-play offering including TV and fixed line telephony.