Huawei Lands DOCSIS 3.1 Deal with Telefonica de Peru

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– Latin America’s First 3.1 Deployment over Both Existing Hybrid Fiber/Coax & All-Fiber in Greenfields
– Peru Consumers to Get 1 Gbps versus Less than 50 Mbps from Telcos in Much of North America & Europe.

The 3.1 version of DOCSIS is spreading worldwide, most recently to South America where Huawei is working with Telefonica de Peru to build Latin America’s first DOCSIS 3.1 converged broadband network that’ll offer speeds up to 1 Gbps. The network will consist of both hybrid fiber/coax (probably already existing) and all-fiber (probably in new footprint or to MDUs). Telefonica de Peru said it is upgrading its existing DOCSIS 3.0 coax network to 3.1 and building new all-fiber networks in areas where it does not currently have a network – greenfields.

Telefonica de Peru is Peru’s largest telecommunications service and has constructed the largest coax network in the country covering major cities including the capital city of Lima. It connects to more than 1.7 million homes that it offers broadband and HD TV service. Telefonica de Peru wants to start offering services such as 4K, the cloud and smart home apps.

Lest we neglect our duty, we ask, “How is it that people in Peru are getting a 1 Gbps broadband service when copperwire-based telcos in most of North America and Europe cannot offer one-twentieth of that – less than 50 Mbps and many including AT&T in much of its footprint only 18 Mbps?” It’s Peru 1 Gbps versus less than50 Mbps from copperwire-based telcos in much of North America and Europe.

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