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July 27, 2011

Telefonica Chooses Telco Systems Metro Ethernet Solution for Agentina's Tecnopolis Theme Park
By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

To create the telecommunications network for the Tecnópolis theme park which opened on July 15 in Villa Martelli, near Buenos Aires, Telefónica Argentina has selected Telco Systems (News - Alert)’s Ethernet demarcation and aggregation products.

The 124-acre (50 hectares) technology theme park is part of Argentina’s Tecnópolis Bicentennial Project for Science, Technology and Arts. According to a press release, Telefónica was tasked by the Argentinean government to deploy a technological infrastructure to support the many science, technology and art exhibitions at the park.

Telefónica designed an internal ring of five miles (eight kilometers) of optical fiber with 35 nodes that cover more than 200 points within the park to offer high-speed IP services.

 Itzik Weinstein, CEO of Telco Systems said, “We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this project which is important to the Argentinean government and its people, I believe Telefonica (News - Alert) has succeeded in providing a high-end next generation telecommunications network, setting the bar for delivery of multiple services across a single fiber-based infrastructure in Argentina and throughout the region.”

Telco Systems T-Marc 300 was selected as the termination primarily because of its ability to multiplex multiple services over each port of the device.

Tecnópolis is an exhibition park traces 200 years of history of science and technology in Argentina. It was developed in conjunction with private business and industry and local universities. The park is divided into 5 ‘continents’ – Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Imagination where visitors can see the Phoenix capsule in which the Chilean miners were rescued, visit a simulated nuclear power plant, journey into the depths of a dam, and learn about advances in nanotechnology, water purification, as well as space exploration.

Andres Omar Persello, Area de Administracion y Operacion de RED of Telefónica, said, “We chose the telecom equipment for the network carefully, knowing that it would be the technological heart of one of the most important government projects in Argentina. After evaluating solutions from several large equipment vendors, we chose Telco Systems to supply the demarcation and aggregation devices. We are using Telco Systems equipment in many of our networks and as such we knew that it would support the quad-play service requirement very well. As expected, Telco Systems' support in this project ensured that the turn-up went smoothly and professionally.”

Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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