Bolivian city to reach new heights of connectivity

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Potosí, Bolivia, the highest city in the world, is set to benefit from the deployment of a GPON broadband network. 

Potosí is 4,090m above sea level, resting at the foot of the Cerro Rico mountain that rises up to 4,800m. The city was once one of the richest in the world, with a population in the 1600s that rivalled that of London, Seville, Madrid, Rome or Paris. Today, it is home to UNESCO's World Heritage site. 

Iskratel, in collaboration with Teleserv Group Bolivia will implement the optical broadband network for Potosí service provider Cotap Ltda. The deployment will see the implementation of Iskratel's SI3000 Lumia GPON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), along with Innbox G85 an Innbox G74 Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) at customer premises. 

Mr Juan Francisco Flores, legal representative of Cotap Ltda commented: ‘In Potosí, a city with such a 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 possible before.’

Added: Svjetlana Kalaba, director of business unit broadband at Iskratel: ‘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.’

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