After only two years of commercial operation, AR Telecom’s Wireless Triple Play System in Lisbon (Portugal) has reached the 60,000 billed services mark and is expected to reach 75,000 services before the end of the year.The system, designed by Cable AML, is the largest wireless triple-play (digital TV, voice and data) system in the world. Operating in the 28 GHz frequency band, it features state of the art equipment transmitting over 40 digital video channels and providing broadband Internet access as well as VoIP over standard DVB and DOCSIS access platforms.
Internet access with up to 10 Mbps, up to two telephone lines and 44 high quality digital TV channels divided in several bouquet and premium packs.
The Lisbon system features 13 base stations and over 1,200 nodes, with each node serving an average of 100 homes and providing around 40 triple play services to subscribers.
The use of standard access platforms has also allowed the seamless integration of a small existing cable plant into the existing wireless system.
The cable plant now provides the same services as the wireless system. This is an excellent example of the compatibility and complementary between the HFC cable plant and Cable AML´s Wireless Triple Play System.
The commercial success of this system, even in a high infrastructure and competitive country such has Portugal, has prompted plans for expansion to other countries, currently in process
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