suRed enlists Mimosa for fixed-wireless network rollout

3 May 2017

Chilean pay-TV provider suRed has selected US-based vendor Mimosa to supply a new fixed-wireless broadband solution in southern Chile. Under the deal, Mimosa will deploy a platform based on hybrid-fibre-wireless (HFW) technology – which the vendor describers as ‘5G’ – designed to cater to providers serving areas with ‘challenging terrain’, such as the mountainous lake region of Chile in which suRed operates. The platform is expected to provide customers with downlink speeds of up to 50Mbps, with potential to upgrade to 100Mbps in the future. In the two years following the rollout, suRed is hoping to increase its subscriber base from approximately 8,000 to more than 35,000. Commenting on the agreement, suRED Executive Director Claudio Armijo Bustamante noted: ‘With Mimosa, we will be able to efficiently serve new subscribers and provide the quality and speeds they demand. Mimosa is a perfect fit for our vision of closing the digital divide by bringing broadband internet to rural communities.’

Chile, Mimosa Networks, suRed