American Tower to apply Nokia’s Altiplano SDN software to Argentinian FTTH network

Oct. 24, 2022
The network controller will enable American Tower to offer network slices to wholesale customers via a network-as-a-service (NaaS) model.

Nokia says it has deployed its Altiplano Open Access SDN software platform on American Tower’s fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Argentina. The network controller will enable American Tower to offer network slices to wholesale customers via a network-as-a-service (NaaS) model. American Tower already has three such customers in Argentina, according to Nokia.

The new FTTH network in Argentina passes nearly a million homes. It leverages Nokia’s 7360-FX Lightspan series access node as an optical line terminal.

Nokia’s Altiplano Open Access software is an add-on to its Altiplano software suite. Use of the software enables the flexibility to ably meet the needs of both large and small operator tenants, according to the company. Nokia Professional Services is supporting the Altiplano integration in American Tower’s cloud and network environment.

“Open fiber to the home networks are growing rapidly and we’re delighted to be partnering with Nokia to help our network tenants deliver high-speed broadband services and network connectivity to their residential and business customers in Argentina,” commented Paul Choiseul, vice president of innovation - transport and networking - OCTO at American Tower. “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. Through the use of industry-standard APIs, Altiplano allows us to grant virtual network operators a ‘slice’ of our network they can operate in a similar fashion as they would operate their own infrastructure, so they can offer differentiated wholesale products to address the unique needs of their customers and the services they require.”

“Neutral host business models lower the cost of fiber deployments and attract new sources of capital, driving the FTTH market to enter underserved areas,” stated Sandy Motley, president, Fixed Networks at Nokia. “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 customized capabilities they need to support their business and improve subscriber experience.”

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