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Press Release -- March 18th, 2016
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Google Selects Padtec Turnkey Submarine Solution for Connecting Rio de Janeiro and Santos

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL–(Marketwired – Mar 16, 2016) – Padtec, a global leader in optical communication technology, announces today it was selected by Google for managing and executing the deployment of high capacity submarine network connecting Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo.

The submarine cable, named Junior in honor of Brazilian painter José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, will link Praia da Macumba Beach in Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande Beach in Baixada Santista.

The turnkey submarine solution provided by Padtec is approximately 390 kilometers long and will enable interconnection to other Google submarine and terrestrial infrastructure in the region with the goal of expanding Google’s data transmission infrastructure in Latin America. The system is comprised of eight fiber pairs and will be illuminated using Padtec’s submarine optical line amplifiers — developed and manufactured in Brazil — and will also showcase Padtec’s LightPad i6400G SLTE, a high capacity and low latency optical integrated platform with metro, long-haul, and ultra long-haul capabilities.

“Collaborating with Google on such an important project as a technological partner is exhilarating,” says Padtec CEO Manuel Andrade. “Above all, we are very excited because it is a solution developed with in-country technology.”

Padtec’s submarine repeater was tested and qualified to withstand the harshest environments and extremely high pressure to ensure transoceanic transmissions ultra-long distances. The equipment is part of Padtec’s turnkey solution for submarine systems, including the planning, management and execution of the project, in addition to integrating world-renowned submarine component suppliers.

“We are very happy to work with Padtec,” says Cristian Ramos, Google’s Internet Infrastructure Development Partnerships Manager for Latin America. “The company is already globally recognized in the terrestrial optical transport systems sector and with this project, Padtec becomes a new player in the submarine transmission industry. All of this thanks to the investment in talent and research and development. The best of all is that we are talking about a Brazilian company.”

The system deployment conclusion, from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, and start of operations is scheduled for the second half of 2017.

About the solution of Padtec for submarine systems
With great expertise in DWDM systems for optical backbones, Padtec meets market opportunities with a complete solution for submarine optical communication systems, including optical amplifiers, optical submarine cables, Submarine Line Terminal Equipment SLTE, deployment of submerged and terrestrial plants, in addition to the management and support structure. For in-service submarine networks, Padtec also provides operation and maintenance services with its own vessel. In 2014, Padtec held a Sea Trial in the Caribbean Sea, in the presence of authorities and customers. (The Sea Trial video is available in

About Padtec
Padtec is a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions. The company offers products that span from corporate access, data center interconnection, long-haul terrestrial backbone to complete submarine multi-terabit solutions. Padtec enables customers worldwide and is the premier and largest Latin American manufacturer of optical networking equipment, headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With a strong focus on research and development, Padtec create custom solutions for global networks leveraging pioneering technology and robust mission critical support. | | @Padtec

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