GCI enlists Vecima for 2Gbps fibre upgrade

15 Oct 2021

GCI, Alaska’s largest telecoms operator, has selected Vecima’s Entra solution to deliver multi-gigabit speeds to its fibre customers. GCI says the upgrade will allow it to be the first operator in the state, and among the first in the country, to make 2Gbps download speeds widely available to its customers. The vendor’s Entra 10G EPON and Unified Access portfolio of products will power GCI’s AU-Aleutians fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) project, as the telco extends broadband connectivity to the remote Aleutian Islands.

Victor Esposito, GCI’s VP of Engineering & Architecture, commented: ‘Vecima’s commitment to Distributed Access Architecture and 10G EPON is a key component to GCI’s ongoing deployment of 2Gbps internet speeds to nearly 80% of Alaskans, and our path to 10Gbps speeds in the next five years.’

United States, GCI Communication Corp, Vecima Networks