6. 1. 2021
Deployed in the highest city in the world, Iskratel will meet the needs of thousands of Potosí's residents.
Kranj, Slovenia, 6 January 2021 – Thousands of residents in the highest city in the
world are to receive a fibre broadband connection thanks to the deployment of a
GPON broadband network from leading European provider of sustainable
broadband-access solutions Iskratel today.
In collaboration with its
Latin-American partner Teleserv Group Bolivia
at more than 4,000 metres above sea level, Iskratel is implementing the new,
high-speed optical broadband network for Potosí service provider Cotap
. The deployment will
see the implementation of Iskratel's SI3000 Lumia
GPON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), along with Innbox G85 and Innbox G74
Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) at customer
premises. The deployment will serve thousands of Potosí's residents and is
complemented by Iskratel's Virtual IMS and Unified-Communications solutions.
Mr Juan Francisco Flores, Legal representative of Cotap
Ltda, said: "In Potosí, a city with such fascinating history, life has
never been easy. The deployment of an optical broadband network not only
delivers new connectivity to our residents and businesses, but also opens up an
array of business opportunities that the city and its people have not had
Potosí is the world's highest city at 4,090 metres above
sea level, resting at the foot of its "Rich Mountain", the Cerro Rico
that rises up to 4,800 metres. The city with exceptional history was one of the
richest cities in the world, and in 1650, its population exceeded cities such
as London, Seville, Madrid, Rome or Paris. The amount of silver coming from
Cerro Rico turned the city of Potosí into the hub of world economy. Potosí was
the location of one of the most important coin factories, which supplied the
precious metal to many countries under the motto "Worth a Potosí". Today,
Potosí is UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
"Bringing fibre connectivity to the people of Potosí,
the highest city in the world, fills us with profound pride. We were able to achieve
this together with the support and help from our partners and friends at Cotap and Teleserv," said Svjetlana Kalaba,
Director of Business Unit Broadband at Iskratel. "We truly are taking reliable
and ultra-fast connectivity to the summit."