Spanish-backed full service provider Movistar Peru has enlisted Huawei to help build out what the latter claims will be Latin America’s first DOCSIS 3.1-compliant converged ultra broadband (UBB) network. According to a press release from the Chinese vendor, Movistar plans to construct a coaxial and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) converged network capable of providing download speeds of up to 1Gbps. The new deployment will consist of upgrades to the operator’s existing DOCSIS 3.0 coaxial network, which currently serves more than 1.7 million households, and the construction of a green-field FTTH platform.
Under the terms of their partnership, Huawei will provide Movistar with a complete network convergence solution, including its distributed converged cable access platform (D-CCAP) solution. The system supports maximum downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps, and is compatible with the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, whilst its optical line terminal (OLT) platform offers both coaxial and FTTH access, reducing network construction costs. Further, Huawei notes that the centralised management will cut maintenance costs, adding that the D-CCAP integrates digital video functionality to facilitate the evolution to IP-based video services.