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ECI and Siscotec Chosen for COTAS Network Expansion across Bolivia

ECI and Siscotec Chosen for COTAS Network Expansion across Bolivia

Bolivian triple-play service provider COTAS has selected ECI and Siscotec to expand its current network in line with increased customer demand.

COTAS was looking to expand its current network capabilities to meet the demands of business and residential customers for all services – internet, video and telephone –while taking into consideration future improvements that will be required of its metro network. This network expansion will enable COTAS to improve telecommunications services in remote, underserved locations.

To enable this growth, ECI will be supporting two long-haul paths leveraging ECI’s Apollo family of optical transport and switching platforms, combined with Neptune portfolio packet transport platforms for migrating existing services and enabling end-to-end service provisioning.

ECI’s Apollo family of optical systems were chosen for the job because they interwork seamlessly to provide scalable, high-density and energy-efficient solutions from access to core. The Apollo 9904X platform, which extends the benefits of OTN switching to metro networks with fluctuating, variable demand, played a critical role in COTAS’ choice. Moreover, ECI’s integrated OTDR capabilities allow COTAS to accurately understand and monitor optical performance in real time, even to help identify the location of problems within the fibre itself.

“Carriers today are tasked with assuring growth in times of increased demand and diminishing returns. They are looking to do more with less as these pressures are not expected to go away anytime soon. 5G is expected only to exacerbate the situation,” noted Sergio Lens, Sales Director in LATAM for ECI.

Josué Velásquez Ibañez, Siscotec ISP Commercial, added: “With ECI’s technology and support, we are confident COTAS will be able to greatly improve its service offering and customer experience, now and in the future. As a local partner knowledgeable about the local market, Siscotec has always been careful to provide cost effective solutions for COTAS, covering both technical and economic requirements.”

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