Roundup: Trellis, Conatel, illegal cable TV connections

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brazilian connectivity solutions provider Trellis has won the 18,460-real (US$10,548) tender to supply switches to São Paulo state data processing company Prodesp through its reseller Destak Solution, the former said in a statement.

The company provided 130 units of SWT24X switches to Prodesp's digital inclusion program Acessa São Paulo. Destak Solution competed with eight other resellers.

"Our proposal was successful due to the characteristics of the products which were in accordance with the tender rules, the two years guarantee we offer on the switches and the competitive price we had, which is a very important factor in public organisms' tenders," Trellis sales director Cassio Spina told BNamericas.

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Trellis switches will be used in the 107 new service points currently being implemented by the state government, in addition to the 402 which already offer internet access to 1.3mn users registered in 352 municipalities.


José Raúl Valladares Fúnez has been appointed the head of Honduras' telecoms watchdog Conatel, local press reported.

Valladares replaces Rasel Tomé, who is running for congress.


Peru has over 200,000 illegal cable TV connections, local paper Gestión reported.

According to data from the country's statistics institute INEI, more than 1mn homes in the country have cable TV services. Of the total, 774,060 homes are legally connected.

The state loses some 22mn soles (US$7.4mn) a year due the illegal connections, as taxes go uncollected, the paper reported.