Paraguay's Copaco readies VoIP launch

Monday, October 17, 2016

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Paraguay's state-run telco Copaco is in the process of deploying voice over internet (VoIP) technology, announced the company's director Eduardo González.

González said the telco has a new multi-service phone central that will allow for the provision of VoIP, IPTV, and traditional telephony. According to the Copaco executive, these services will help develop the country's telecom sector, local daily La Nación reported.

"This is a turning point, as we have to move from a basic telephony company into a 360º telecommunications firm," González asserted.

Additionally, Copaco is in the process of changing its copper wire line for fiber optics, which is expected to begin commercial operations in the first half of next year.

González noted that areas deemed as profitable will be the first to undergo the company's network upgrades, and while initial works have begun, the completion of the project depends on investment capabilities.

The first changes will take place in capital Asunción's downtown area, Ciudad Nueva, and Villa Morra.

Copaco recently launched the country's first internet exchange point, an endeavor it undertook in collaboration with the national computing center and systems integrator Teisa.