Padtec is supplying its DWDM equipment for a high-capacity network that runs along the bed of the Amazon river in the north of Brazil.
In the first phase of Norte Conectado, a program operated by a consortium of telecommunications companies under Brazil’s Ministry of Communications (MCom), Alloha Fibra, the largest independent optical fiber operator in Brazil and the third-largest fiber company in the country, will deploy Padtec’s DWDM solution to increase the transmission capacity of the longest section of the sub-river network.
Over 300 kilometers long, this segment connects Macapá, the capital of Amapá state, to the city of Almerim in Pará state, via the bed of the Amazon River. Padtec’s 800 Gbps transponder enables a record transmission capacity of 250 Gbps per optical channel in this section of the network.
“Before this, the maximum rate achieved was 200 Gbps per optical channel. With this increase of 50 Gb/s, we brought high-capacity connectivity to more than 22,000 end customers, contributing to the digital and social inclusion of this location,” says Rubens Costa, Network Manager at Wire. “In addition to the technical expertise to develop solutions that meet the networks demands, Padtec’s technical support is an important differentiator for us. The company is always available to discuss and understand our needs and propose the most appropriate technical solution,” he adds.
“One of the technical differentials of this generation of transponders is the Coupled Mode functionality, which enables intermediate transmission rates, for example, 50, 150, and 250 Gbps, and not just in windows of 100 Gbps,” explains Roberto Nakamura, Director of Technology at Padtec.
“For our customers, this means more flexibility and lower cost per bit for expanding the capacity of their networks,” concludes Nakamura. “We are pleased to contribute, once again, to the advancement of connectivity in the North region of Brazil, with state-of-the-art DWDM equipment. After all, one of the great benefits of connectivity is the promotion of regional development by allowing effective integration between the different regions of the country and the world”, emphasizes Carlos Raimar Schoeninger, CEO and Investor Relations Officer at Padtec.