Capacity boost for long-haul network in Colombia

Capacity boost for long-haul network in Colombia

UFINET, a neutral infrastructure wholesale operator in Latin America, has announced its selection of ICE6 800G coherent technology from Infinera, a global supplier of open optical networking solutions, for its new national long-haul network in Colombia.

UFINET plans to deploy Infinera’s 800G solution across its terrestrial network to deliver maximum capacity at the longest reach and offer enhanced service flexibility while reducing operating costs.

With Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution, says Infinera, UFINET will be able to offer new high-bandwidth connectivity with industry-leading optical performance throughout Colombia, adding that this deployment will double the capacity of UFINET’s current network. This will enable it to meet the growing bandwidth needs of its customers and provide connectivity in regions currently unconnected.

Deploying the ICE6-powered Compact Modular Platform on UFINET’s network will, Infinera adds, enable the Latin American company to cost-effectively and seamlessly increase the number of connectivity services it can provide to its customers.

UFINET is a neutral infrastructure operator serving the wholesale telecommunications market, providing capacity services and connectivity with more than 75,000 km of optical fibre deployed in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. It boasts major metropolitan network coverage in the most important cities in Latin America.

Juan Carlos Naranjo, chief technology officer at UFINET, says that technology like Infinera’s ICE6 offers a solution “that will help us deliver cost-effective high-capacity bandwidth to meet the growing needs of our service provider customers, helping them to deliver much-needed broadband access to households throughout Colombia”.

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