Cablevision selects Enablence for FTTB rollout

18 Feb 2010

Enablence Technologies, a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment provider for triple-play residential and business services, has announced it has been selected by Argentine cable operator Cablevision Argentina to roll out fibre-to-the-business (FTTB) services. Cablevision hopes the new high speed voice, data and IPTV services platform will allow it to deliver more bandwidth to larger commercial customers. After carrying out trials with a number of equipment vendors, Cablevision selected Canada-based Enablence, which had already provided equipment, services and support as part of the deployment trials. Cablevision opted for Enablence’s TRIDENT7 Universal Access Platform, Optical Line Terminals, Optical Networking Terminals and the Element Management Suite. The companies anticipate the acquisition of between 500 and 1,000 FTTB subscribers, although the number is expected to increase if Cablevision decides to expand the network to residential subscribers in new greenfield developments. Cablevision provides broadband internet mainly in the capital Buenos Aires via its ISP FiberTel and offers TV services in 96 cities in eight provinces: Buenos Aires, Salta, Cordoba, Santa Fe, Misiones, Entre Rios, Corrientes and Chaco. It currently has more than 3.2 million subscribers in Argentina and also operates in Uruguay and Paraguay.

Argentina, Cablevision (FiberTel)