G8 to increase long-haul DWDM network capacity in Brazil
Brazilian service provider, G8 Telecommunications has committed to increasing network capacity to meet the growing needs of enterprises, network operators, and government companies across the country.
The company operates long-haul and regional networks in Brazil with presence in states that have growing bandwidth demands like São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. As a result, G8 has made massive investments in its infrastructure and optical backbone, with more than 3,000km throughout the country with an aim to interconnect the major markets nationwide to support its wide range of customers. It has selected Infinera’s GX Series compact modular platform on its long-haul DWDM network in order to help double capacity.
Leveraging Infinera’s GX G30 platform provides G8 with a highly scalable 1.2T transponder with individual channels up to 600Gb/s per lambda and the ability to scale to 2.4T in a single rack unit. The compact modular solution with simplified operations will enable the company to modernise its network infrastructure to quickly deliver high optical performance on demand.
Rogério Fernandes, CTO at G8 Telecommunications explained: ‘Infinera’s GX solutions provide us with robust solutions that deliver the high capacity we’re looking for on long-distance spans with ease and reliability and seamless operations in existing optical line systems.’
Added Alexandre Salomão, Infinera country manager for Brazil: ‘We are pleased to work closely with G8 and our partner Arsitec to modernize G8’s networks to provide its customers with reliable, high-capacity services to meet the growing bandwidth needs in the region.’