XipLink, the technology leader in Wireless Link Optimization and Entel S.A. from Bolivia today announced successful deployments for enhanced mobile 3G/LTE connectivity in rural areas all over Bolivia. Half the population of Bolivia still live in rural areas, often with no access to telecommunications infrastructure, yet, they all yearn to be connected.
The agreement will support growth of VSAT based 3G and LTE mobile communications while contributing to Bolivia’s current government policy for “total access". The addition of XipLink cellular backhaul optimization refreshes Entel’s VSAT network, based on Hughes Jupiter technology, allowing additional traffic capacity to more than 350 base stations while providing faster access without performing expensive system upgrades. XipLink and Entel S.A. are drawing on their respective expertise for satellite traffic optimization and rural access reach in Bolivia to fix connectivity black-holes that have existed for decades, preventing complete population inclusion.
XipLink is delivering cost effective XA Wireless Link Optimization hub and remote appliances for the remote cellular network, providing advanced header compression and other services while augmenting the capabilities resident in the Hughes JupiterÔ system. This combination results in drastically improved service quality, allowing Entel S.A. to remain the leader in Telecommunications in Bolivia. Entel S.A. is providing the physical integration and telecommunications access to every corner of the Bolivian territory, leveraging their expertise in telecom deployment, building infrastructure, electrical power design and maintaining remote cellular towers for mobile telephony.
Felipe Gomez, Sales Director for LatAm at XipLink notes, "Entel has made the right choice by adding XipLink to its exiting VSAT solution set, protecting capital investments and improving services to their customer base via our TCP acceleration and WAN optimization solutions. After a thorough test focused on cellular backhaul optimization, we are happy to work closely with Entel to achieve excellent broadband performance for the end customer."