Movistar Peru partners Huawei for DOCSIS 3.1, FTTH converged rollout

28 Sep 2016

Spanish-backed full service provider Movistar Peru has enlisted Huawei to help build out what the latter claims will be Latin America’s first DOCSIS 3.1-compliant converged ultra broadband (UBB) network. According to a press release from the Chinese vendor, Movistar plans to construct a coaxial and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) converged network capable of providing download speeds of up to 1Gbps. The new deployment will consist of upgrades to the operator’s existing DOCSIS 3.0 coaxial network, which currently serves more than 1.7 million households, and the construction of a green-field FTTH platform.

Under the terms of their partnership, Huawei will provide Movistar with a complete network convergence solution, including its distributed converged cable access platform (D-CCAP) solution. The system supports maximum downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps, and is compatible with the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, whilst its optical line terminal (OLT) platform offers both coaxial and FTTH access, reducing network construction costs. Further, Huawei notes that the centralised management will cut maintenance costs, adding that the D-CCAP integrates digital video functionality to facilitate the evolution to IP-based video services.



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.