Enter Vivendi

Vivendi's acquisition of GVT should also further spur NGN developments. Michael Wheeler, vice president in global IP networks at NTT America, says that Vivendi is expected to provide further investment for GVT. One of the barriers to GVT was lack of capital, and Vivendi will be able to provide this. It will be worth waiting to see what happens, he said.

Meanwhile, GVT, which operates in 75 cities, has been rolling out NGN to corporate and medium sized customers. GVT offers a diversified portfolio of products and solutions for conventional telephony, corporate data, ISP and VoIP markets with brands such as Pop and Vono.

Alexander Montesdioca, GVT's corporate products manager, said that GVT provides a modern telecoms network. The network is based on a single, integrated infrastructure that supports multiple protocols, with voice, data and IP.

The company has extensive last mile coverage to offer customized products with bundled telecoms and Internet-related solutions. "GVT has been steadily investing to get ready to offer services such as IPTV, once the country's regulations permit," Montesdioca said.

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GVT has been rolling out fiber to the home and Fiber to the Business (FTTB) as well as offering internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Indeed, the research firm Yankee Group estimates that GVT has rolled out fiber to around 600,000 homes.

Alexander Montesdioca, GVT's corporate products manager, said that GVT provides a modern telecom network. The network is based on a single, integrated infrastructure that supports multiple protocols, with voice, data and IP.

The company has extensive last mile coverage to offer customized products with bundled telecoms and Internet-related solutions, he said.

"GVT has been steadily investing to get ready to offer services such as IPTV, once the country's regulations permit," Montesdioca said. GVT has been rolling out fiber to the home and Fiber to the Business (FTTB) as well as offering Internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Indeed, the research firm Yankee Group estimates that GVT has rolled out fiber to around 600,000 homes.

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