Dedicado improves connectivity between Argentina and Uruguay

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Uruguay-based provider Dedicado has deployed a high-capacity, resilient network between Argentina and Uruguay, in what the company believes is the first high-capacity 600G to 800G network between Argentina and Uruguay. This upgrade creates a more adaptive network to support 5G, over-the-top (OTT) services and data centre traffic. The network can deliver up to 25.2Tb/s between the countries.

Dedicado has selected Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optical technology in both terrestrial and submarine network segments. 

The network is designed to provide new levels of flexibility to support unpredictable traffic demands. The open, programmable architecture with WL5e optics allows Dedicado to rapidly scale its network, protect traffic from potential faults and drive greater network efficiency.

Dedicado is also able to improve operational efficiencies with the deployment of a single technology across both terrestrial and submarine links and increases network capacity with the deployment of 600G and 800G wavelengths. Ciena’s WL5e is able to deliver lower cost-per-bit and provides more service density, while using less power. The company is also using Ciena’s manage, control and plan (MCP) domain controller, which uses advanced analytics and open interfaces to provide real-time network intelligence and visibility into the performance of the network in order to ensure a high connectivity experience.

Arturo Vargas, CEO at Dedicado says: “At Dedicado, we have been investing in and driving innovation through state-of-the-art technology to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements of different sectors of society. We are proud to be at the forefront of the market in innovation; Ciena’s extensive presence in our region and proven track record in helping network providers effectively address surging bandwidth demands were critical factors in our decision for this upgrade. Ciena’s WaveLogic technology not only prepares our network for today’s digital content requirements, but also sets us on a path to support future demands. As a sign of confidence, Dedicado continues to reinvest in Uruguay by executing one of the largest local investment projects, while relying on the leadership of its services.”

Adds Marcelo de la Fuente, sales director for Southern Cone at Ciena: “With Ciena, Dedicado strengthens its position in a highly competitive and aggressive market. Providing its customers with a reliable and robust network, both on land and undersea, is key to supporting the increasing need for bandwidth and high-speed services in our digitally driven society.” 

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