Millicom expands partnership with Harmonic in Latin America


Millicom, a provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Latin America, has announced the successful launch of XGS-PON fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet services with Harmonic’s cOS broadband platform

Luxembourg-based telecommunications firm Millicom is expanding their partnership with Harmonic in Latin America, where Millicom has previously announced an intent to use Harmonic’s cOS broadband platform to provide high-speed internet to nine Latin American countries.

According to Millicom, Harmonic’s hybrid fiber-cable nodes have allowed Millicom to augment existing nodes to strategically and quickly deploy FTTH while continuing to deliver DOCSIS (data over cable service interface specification).

“Advanced telemetry via cOS Central’s real-time network analytics provides Millicom powerful new insights and actionable recommendations for optimal system performance,” the company’s announcement stated.

Millicom’s CTO, Fabio Mando, explained the significance of the news in comments included with Millicom’s Feb. 20 announcement.

“Adding fiber services with the Harmonic fiber solution enables us to ensure faster, reliable broadband experiences that delight our residential subscribers while simultaneously giving us the flexibility to offer ultrahigh-speed fiber broadband for enterprise accounts,” he said.

Millicom provides fiber-cable services to more than 45 million customers and has a fiber-cable footprint with over 13 million homes passed, according to a summary of the company’s operations provided to the media by Millicom. As of September 2023, Millicom, and its Honduras Joint Venture, employed approximately 19,000 people, the company’s summary stated.

“With the cOS platform and Harmonic’s hybrid nodes, Millicom can fast-track cost-effective deployment of new high-speed fiber broadband across Latin America and increase access to their market-leading internet options,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, a senior vice president and general manager of Harmonic’s broadband business.

Ben-Natan added that Harmonic is “excited to broaden our partnership with Millicom and further support their business growth,” according to Millicom’s announcement.

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