October 25, 2005 Eatontown, NJ -- CSM Telecom, a Brazilian telecommunications service provider, has placed an initial order with Amedia Networks for that company's QoStream PG1000 Premises Gateways, QoStream AS5000 Aggregation Switches, and QoStream Director Network Management System, for an FTTP deployment to 100 buildings in Florianopolis, Brazil.
The provider is currently deploying a fiber backbone to support future services to its existing 2,650 data subscribers in Florianopolis.
"It is the intent of CSM to be the first carrier in South America to make available a full triple play offering to subscribers. I believe that there will be a huge demand for this service," comments Roberto Alexandre Costa, president and CEO of CSM Telecom. "For my company alone, I see the potential to easily grow to 15,000 subscribers over the next three years. Amedia's QoStream products have all of the right attributes to enable us to do just that with outstanding price performance and value."
The provider says the initial application for the QoStream deployment will be for data services. In addition, in order to provide a concrete demonstration of the triple play service platform that the provider will offer, Amedia and CSM are working with other video and VoIP partners to begin deploying voice, data, and IP-TV services in a separate installation by the end of the year.
"Brazil is a market that we have explicitly targeted for growth as part of our overall business plan," remarks Frank Galuppo, president and CEO of Amedia. "We look forward to participating in the rollout of the ultra-broadband infrastructure that will enable CSM to offer triple play services throughout the country."