The equipment will be used to expand the provider’s optical infrastructure which will cover all regions of the country by the end of the year.
Cloud applications, high definition video streaming, augmented reality, 5G. In order to keep up with the significant growth in demand for bandwidth resulting from applications such as these, Wirelink, the telecommunications services operator of the Alloha Fibra group in Ceará, is investing in the construction of an extensive optical network in Brazil, using the DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) solutions from Padtec.
The operator is already present in 260 cities in 16 states, in four regions of the country, and plans to cover all of Brazil by the end of the year. “Padtec’s DWDM solution allows us to prepare our optical network for a scalable and flexible growth of capacity, in order to keep up with the increase in demand for data traffic and our expansion in the market”, says Adriano Câmara, Wirelink’s CEO.
To accomplish this, the provider is utilizing the new generation of 800 Gb/s transponders from Padtec. According to Adriano, this evolution consolidates Wirelink’s position as an important player in the area of high-capacity connectivity services for providers, companies and governments across the country. The new equipment will be used in networks shared with MOB Telecom, another important operator in the Northeast region of the Alloha group (a telecommunications investment unit of the EB Capital fund).
In line with international technology trends in this area, the 800 Gb/s transponder line (up to 400 Gb/s per optical channel) of Padtec’s LightPad i6400G platform combines high data transmission rates with lower cost per transmitted bit. “One of the technical novelties of this generation of transponders is the more flexible network interfaces, which allows for better adaptation of the optical channels to meet the demands of performance and network expansion”, emphasizes Argemiro Sousa, Padtec’s Business Director.
“We are excited to start the 800 Gb/s era in optical networks and to offer our customers, and their users, new features for a unique connectivity experience”, says Carlos Raimar, Padtec’s CEO. “The development of this new generation of transponders reinforces Padtec’s commitment to constantly invest in the evolution of its product line, providing the market with innovative solutions and state-of-the-art technology in optical communication systems”, he adds.