First 100G network deployed in Brazil

Brazil’s first 100G network has gone live. Deployed by Telefonica’s Vivo, the country’s first active 100G network uses architecture from network specialist Ciena to connect native 100GbE channels to the DWDM system, providing unprecedented speeds for outbound international traffic.

The upgraded network, spanning hundreds of kilometres, will provide 100G transport between the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande, Brazil over multiple routes. The 100G augmentation will allow Vivo to extract more capacity out of existing fibre and support the delivery of high-bandwidth services and applications.

Telefonica is the largest mobile operator in Brazil with 76 million customers and is also the top performing wireless company based on the national telecommunications sector watchdog Anatel’s quality indicators. The company has 3.7 million fixed broadband customers in Brazil.

“Demand for capacity will continue to grow because of the increasing number of connections to public and private networks, as well as the business and consumer demand for applications such as video and remote storage. Addressing this challenge requires a network that is future-proof and that combines intelligence, scalability and high capacity”, said Fabio Medina, Ciena’s VP & General Manager for Latin America.

“Telefonica Vivo is the mobile broadband leader in Brazil, covering more than 3,100 cities with HSPA+ technology. Just as important as providing 3G coverage for all of these cities in a country as huge as Brazil, is the challenge of having a robust high capacity backbone. Because of this, the first DWDM 100G route deployment is aligned with our strategy of growing and quality assurance for our customers”, added Vivo’s Leonardo Capdeville.

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