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Press Release -- April 1st, 2021
Source: padtec

Padtec lights up a 200 Gb/s optical system for HE-NET in Bahia

The DWDM solution provided by Padtec to the Brazilian provider allows thousands of high
speed connections in the south and southwest regions of the state.

Campinas, March 30th, 2021 – HE-NET, a telecommunications service provider in Bahia (the
state’s largest in terms of the number of subscribers according to Anatel’s ranking), is expanding
the data transmission capacity of its optical network in key cities in the southern and southwestern
regions of Bahia, a total of more than 2,500 kilometers of optical networks. And to continue
offering high speed connections to its residential and business customers in these regions, the
provider is installing Padtec’s next generation 200 Gb/s transponders.

For Helder Araujo, HE-NET’s Executive Director, in a scenario where thousands of devices
communicate with the network every minute, investment in high capacity infrastructure is
increasingly necessary to meet the demands for a unique connectivity experience. “In recent
years, HE-NET has stood out as the provider with the highest speed broadband services in its
coverage area according to the main measurement sites in the country. And in 2020, received
the international GPTW (Great Place to Work) certification that certified it as one of the best
companies to work for”, says the executive. “Our goal is to continue to be recognized for offering
a unique connectivity experience and this is only possible with significant investments in
infrastructure and innovation in products and services. In that regard, Padtec’s DWDM solution is
an important ally for the evolution of our optical networks” he adds.

To light up the provider’s new routes in Bahia – two optical rings that connect the main
municipalities in the south and southwest of the state – Padtec supplied 200 Gb/s transponders,
optical amplifiers and route protection systems. It also provided the OTDR (Optical Time-Domain
Reflectometer) solution, which allows operators to remotely and automatically monitor the
performance of their optical networks over long distances. Produced by Padtec using technology
developed by VIAVI – one of the main providers of network testing and monitoring solutions in the
world – the OTDR solution, which integrates with the company’s product line, is the most compact
on the market.

HE-NET also uses the latest Padtec NMS+ platform which allows monitoring and managing data
traffic on its new DWDM optical routes in real time. Roberto Nakamura, Padtec’s Technology
Director, highlights, as one of the advantages of the platform, the capability of managing, in the
same web environment, Padtec products of different technological generations – including, the
current 200 Gb/s transponders supplied to HE-NET and also future releases. “With the NMS+,
servers are prepared to accompany the growth and modernization of DWDM networks,
incorporating new technologies and products”, says the executive.

About Padtec ( |

Padtec is a global provider of flexible and high-capacity optical transport solutions based on DWDM
technology. Padtec offers an extensive product portfolio for corporate access, DCI, metropolitan and regional
networks and multi-terabit long-distance networks, which meets the end-to-end demands – in transport,
optical amplification and route protection – of operators, integrators, carrier of carriers, utilities and service
providers. Padtec’s service unit is involved in the deployment, operation and maintenance of systems and
in optical network management. With a strong focus on research and development, Padtec’s pioneering
technology spans long distances and challenges boundaries to connect the world intelligently

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