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Press Release -- March 16th, 2015
Source: padtec, ufinet

Padtec Lights More than 13,000 Kilometers of UFINET’s Fiber Network

From southern Mexico to Panama and throughout Colombia, the networks provided by Padtec increase the breadth of UFINET’s service offering

Miami, Fla.March 16, 2015Padtec, a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions, announces today that UFINET, a carrier of carriers, has expanded its network capability with the deployment of Padtec Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. UFINET’s international network, spanning more than 13,000 kilometers, connects all countries throughout Central America, from southern Mexico, through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. In addition, a new network has been deployed in Colombia with extensive coverage in the country.

The equipment provided by Padtec to UFINET is based on OTN transponders, which provide better performance for transparent optical transport. The Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) equipment is also next generation, allowing greater flexibility and capacity to adapt to changing traffic networks.

“Our aim is to be close to our customers and understand their needs,” says Jorge Salomão Pereira, president of Padtec. “The equipment provided to UFINET in its DWDM Networks is an example of this, as it is prepared to support a diversity of applications, from Ethernet to SDH-based legacy applications. The equipment supplied is state-of-the-art technology and perfectly meets current demands for resilience and high performance networks.”

Padtec has deployed more than 13,000 km of DWDM network to UFINET, which broadens its range of services and the expansion of its business. The network has been designed with plenty of protection mechanisms and with the potential for future expansion by adding more channels. Furthermore, new links are in the design phase and should be illuminated in the coming months to enlarge high capacity footprint.

For more information on Padtec and its optical telecommunications solutions, please visit

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About Padtec

Padtec is a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions. The company offers products that span triple play edge boxes, equipment to empower fiber to the home or business, complete submarine solutions and long haul multi-terabit networks. Padtec takes you from your desktop to the world, with operations in North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Asia. The company, headquartered in Campinas, Sao Paulo Brazil, is the first and largest Latin American manufacturer of optical networking equipment. With a strong focus on research and development, Padtec develops custom solutions for global networks leveraging pioneering technology and robust mission critical support.

For Padtec media inquiries, please contact:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates

866-695-3629 ext. 20


UFINET is currently the only Carrier of Carriers for the whole territory of Latin America and Western Europe. With more than 17 years of experience in the international telecommunications market, UFINET has focused over the years in providing dark fiber and transport capacity services to the largest operators of the region, as well as the major international operators, turning it into a “one stop shop” for them. UFINET´s great financial strength ensures long-term contracts, which makes it one of the most important companies in the wholesale market. Personalized service, client orientation, flexibility, agility and neutrality offered to all its customers characterize and differentiate UFINET in the telecommunications market.

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