ECI and WDC Networks delivering rural connectivity for ISPs in Brazil

ECI and WDC Networks Bring Advanced Connectivity to Regional ISPs in Brazil

ECI and WDC Networks have partnered to enable ISPs throughout Brazil to provide affordable, high-speed broadband to regions and rural communities which have been historically underserved.

Brazil’s expansive size and uneven terrain has led to a dearth of ICT services in rural communities and peripheries. This has presented an opportunity for hundreds of smaller ISPs; according to the country’s national telecommunications agency (Anatel), regional ISPs already provide connectivity to more than 1500 communities - over half of the country’s broadband connections.

The partnership will pair ECI’s next-generation scalable solutions with WDC Networks’ service, understanding and market reach to allow regional ISPs to leverage their extensive fibre infrastructure investments and extend the availability of affordable, high-speed broadband.

“We’ve noticed a significant change in our country’s demand as more communities look to their ISPs for more reliable coverage - something the Tier 1 operators are struggling to provide,” said Vanderlei Rigatieri, CEO of WDC Networks. “In those cases, we’ve developed an innovative Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. By working with ECI, we are able to offer more flexible payment plans: up to 60 monthly, incremental payments, to smaller ISPs operating on limited resources, which allows them to grow while helping our country to thrive.”

Fabio Rangel, VP Sales LATAM at ECI, added: “By leveraging ECI’s open, modular and scalable Apollo optical networking systems, WDC Networks’ customers can easily choose from a variety of services and platforms to meet their changing needs.”

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