Thursday, 22 June 2017

Delivering FTTH across Portugal on the road to 5G

Gigabit Access 2017
Thursday 16 March 17

Ahead of Gigabit Access 2017 we caught up with keynote speaker Alexandre Fonseca, CTO of Protugal Telecom and Executive Manager at ALTICE Labs, on the progress of FTTH deployment in Portugal, the ALTICE Labs innovations that are driving the shift to gigabit networks and their Road to 5G programme. Can you outline how Portugal Telecom are delivering enhanced access networks across Portugal? The Altice Group is committed and focused on the deployment of fiber across the Group, which will also enable the development of the best solutions and services for our clients. In Portugal we are deploying two different levels of next-generation networks. The first is our 4G network, and what we call our 4.5G network which is paving the way towards 5G.  We are also adapting our radio access network to deliver things like LTE Advanced or LTE Plus and, of course, increasing the coverage and performance of our 4G networks as we move towards 5G.   The second one, and the most relevant for the Gigabit Access conference, is our massive deployment of optical fibre. We announced in 2015 a 5-year plan to cover 5.3 million households in Portugal with optical fibre which requires huge investment and massive rollouts to hit these ambitious targets…

Ahead of Gigabit Access 2017 we caught up with keynote speaker Alexandre Fonseca, CTO of Protugal Telecom and Executive Manager at ALTICE Labs, on the progress of FTTH deployment in Portugal, the ALTICE Labs innovations that are driving the shift to gigabit networks and their Road to 5G programme. Can you outline how Portugal Telecom are delivering enhanced access networks across Portugal? The Altice Group is committed and focused on the deployment of fiber across the Group, which will also enable the development of the best solutions and services for our clients. In Portugal we are deploying two different levels of next-generation networks. The first is our 4G network, and what we call our 4.5G network which is paving the way towards 5G.  We are also adapting our radio access network to deliver things like LTE Advanced or LTE Plus and, of course, increasing the coverage and performance of our 4G networks as we move towards 5G.   The second one, and the most relevant for the Gigabit Access conference, is our massive deployment of optical fibre. We announced in 2015 a 5-year plan to cover 5.3 million households in Portugal with optical fibre which requires huge investment and massive rollouts to hit these ambitious targets…

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