NEC and Internexa delivering optical transmission in Colombia

Infrastructure provider Internexa is using a 100Gbps transponder delivered by NEC to provide optical transmission throughout Colombia.


Internexa is an affiliate of ISA, a business group composed of 30 affiliates and subsidiaries that promote major infrastructure projects and development throughout 9 countries in Latin America.

The Internexa network is open to all operators and features an area of 28,000km of terrestrial fibre optics primarily mounted on electrical infrastructure that connects Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Internexa helps to create an ecosystem for migrating digital contents for the development of "the real Latin-American internet" reaching approximately 380 million people.

The transponder that NEC delivered for the construction of these network projects incorporates a 100Gbps digital coherent technology developed by NEC and a DP-QPSK modulation system to support high-capacity transmissions of a maximum of 96 waves.

"In recent years, telecommunications traffic is rapidly increasing in response to the growing use of smartphones, machine to machine, cloud computing, digital cities, CDN's, tablets and the launch of LTE services. As a result, the expansion of optical fibre networks that can accommodate this growing traffic is urgently required in Latin America," said Genaro Garcia, CEO, Internexa.

"The 100Gbps transponder provided by NEC to Internexa in Colombia has demonstrated significant competitive advantages, such as rapid implementation, efficiency and excellent performance. This allows us to continue offering customers the best services through our networks", he added.

 

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