TIM Brasil upgrading optical transmission with Xtera

TIM Brasil is upgrading its long-haul optical transmission infrastructure in the north and centre west of Brazil using 100G optical networking equipment supplied by Xtera Communications.

This deployment is part of TIM Brasil’s effort to upgrade a large ring in the northern part of Brazil with 100G technology, representing about 50% of the whole Brazilian territory. The upgraded infrastructure links Manaus, Porto Velho and Cuiabá.

In conjunction with the LT Amazonas 2013 deployment, which was also implemented with Xtera’s 100G and Raman solutions, this project brings a second route for high bandwidth connectivity and enhanced resiliency to Manaus and the entire North Region.

By illuminating the Manaus to Porto Velho fibre route (1,010 km) alongside the Porto Velho to Cuiabá route (1,645 km), TIM adds more than 2,600 km of high-capacity links into a region that is fast growing and hungry for more bandwidth. Both routes are made of aerial optical cables, exhibiting long spans and high-loss optical fibres.

High capacity and long all-optical reach are enabled by Xtera’s Wise Raman technology that offers the industry’s most advanced Raman amplification solution, combining optical performance and operational excellence for 100G and 100G+ channel rates.

“The investments in innovation that enabled us to be the first operator to achieve multi terabit/s capacity with minimum regeneration in such challenging routes reinforce TIM’s commitment to improving and expanding its networks throughout Brazil,” said Cicero Olivieri, Director of Fixed & Transport Network of TIM Brasil. “This benefits not only our operations and customers but the population of the entire region by enabling cost effective broadband services.”

Manuel Andrade, SVP Sales Americas of Xtera, said: “Our unique advanced, integrated and field-proven Raman optical amplification technology has enabled TIM Brasil to implement a robust network that will support the demand for broadband services for many years to come.”


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