Brazilian operator invests in major optical network improvements

Brazilian operator invests in major optical network improvements

Brazilian operator Altarede Telecom has made what it calls a record investment in products from DWDM specialist Padtec to expand routes in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo.

The solutions acquired by the operator were used in the construction of new segments of its optical network and also to increase the transmission capacity of its infrastructure in these states.

To expand the coverage and transmission capacity of its DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) optical networks in Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, Altarede Corporate made what is described as a record investment in Padtec’s 200 Gb/s and 800 Gb/s family of transponders. 

Padtec says that offering advanced, high-capacity and flexible optical transport solutions based on DWDM technology has been its focus since its inception in 2001. It is today the largest manufacturer of optical transport systems in Latin America.

Altarede’s objective is to ensure high-capacity connections to its customers – such as operators, ISPs, governments and enterprises – to meet the increasing demands on networks.

To light up the operator’s new routes, installed between the capitals of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, Padtec provided state-of-the-art DWDM systems with ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer) technology, which adds more flexibility in directing optical network traffic, transponders with 200 and 800 Gb/s per channel data rates, optical amplifiers and protection systems.

The partnership between the companies also includes the provision of services by Padtec for the management of the operation of Altarede’s optical networks. This includes technical support and monitoring of the operator’s optical network through its network operations centre.

Founded in 2002, Altarede Corporate describes itself as a pioneer in internet and high-speed data and voice solutions via optical fibre and microwave radios, with Metro Ethernet technology based on IP, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is now authorized by regulator Anatel to operate nationwide.

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