American Tower Corporation has tapped Nokia deploy a neutral fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Argentina.
By using virtualisation to share network resources as slices of a physical network, Nokia’s Altiplano Open Access solution will enable American Tower to provide wholesale fibre access on a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) basis. The firm claims to have already onboarded three virtual network operator tenants in Argentina.
With traditional fibre wholesale solutions, service innovation and market differentiation is difficult for tenant operators due to the rigid design, lack of network visibility and limited control in service delivery. Nokia’s Altiplano Open Access solution, an add-on to its Altiplano software suite, enables a more flexible service design tailored to the needs of both large and small operator tenants.
Paul Choiseul, Vice President of Innovation - Transport and Networking - OCTO at American Tower, said: “With Nokia’s collaboration, we are leveraging the Altiplano SDAN Domain Controller to enhance our neutral host Network-as-a-service (NaaS) platform, allowing enhanced automation and delivering autonomy of operation to our virtual operators.”
Sandy Motley, President, Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “Neutral host business models lower the cost of fibre deployments and attract new sources of capital, driving the FTTH market to enter underserved areas. The Nokia Altiplano Open Access solution is uniquely built to support infrastructure builders with flexible network sharing options, while the virtual network operators get the customised capabilities they need to support their business and improve subscriber experience.”