Vogel Telecom, a leading carrier’s carrier service provider in Brazil, has selected an integrated OTN switching and coherent optical transport solution from Coriant.
The solution will be used to scale Vogel’s nationwide backbone network and enhance the delivery of flexible end-user services including OTN, Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SDH. The end-to-end Coriant solution, which extends from metro to long haul network segments, was delivered in collaboration with Coriant’s strategic partner Logicalis, a leading provider of global IT solutions and managed services in Latin America. The new project represents an extension to a contract originally signed at the end of 2016.
Vogel Telecom’s national scope includes a network infrastructure that spans over 21,000 kilometres of fibre optics and supports high-capacity connectivity services across over 600 cities in 13 Brazilian states and the Federal District of Brasília. The new national backbone project covers over 4,000 kilometres of fibre optic transmission and connects the States of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro. The project will strengthen Vogel´s presence in major markets in Brazil by expanding its business in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte and by adding Rio de Janeiro as a new location under Vogel´s coverage.
“As we looked to enhance our transport infrastructure, we needed a solution that could deliver efficiency, scalability, and flexibility across multiple network segments. Coriant’s end-to-end packet optical transport solutions demonstrated best-in-class performance, and working closely with Logicalis, they offered a solution cost-optimised for our current and future needs”, said José Felipe Ruppenthal, Diretor de Planejamento e Estratégia de Recursos de Rede, Vogel Telecom.
"This equipment will offer us essential reinforcement for the increase in capacity in our transport network. Through this initiative we will have a large production capacity available between our main cities, while ensuring a network that is flexible and robust,” said Denio Portella, CTO, Vogel Telecom.
Vogel Telecom selected Coriant’s technology to efficiently support diverse service types (e.g., OTN, Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SDH) and scale backbone network capacity to meet the evolving connectivity demands of its end-user customers, which include businesses, governments, service providers, data centres, and large telecom operators. The new network supports up to 5Tbps of capacity and is designed to support up to 10Tbps in the future as traffic demands evolve.