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Press Release -- June 6th, 2024
Source: Infinera

American Tower Completes Interstate Fiber Optic Backbone in Brazil with Infinera’s GX Series

São Paulo, June 5, 2024, 8:00 a.m. ET – American Tower, a global leader in telecommunications infrastructure, announced the completion of a fiber optic backbone connecting São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Bahia and Federal District with Infinera’s GX Series ICE6 800G solution.

The project extends American Tower’s fiber optic network to over 30,000km, reinforcing its position as the premier provider of high capacity, low latency infrastructure to the region’s network operators, internet providers, data centers and 5G providers. Infinera’s solution enables American Tower to provide ultra-high-speed connectivity services between the main states of Brazil with an initial capacity of 800G, delivering superior optical performance with greater range, lower cost and power per bit, and the highest possible spectral efficiency.

“We have one of the most robust backbones in Brazil and the partnership with Infinera has been fundamental in reinforcing our commitment to offering high quality telecommunications infrastructure and promoting the expansion of connectivity to new markets,” said Rodrigo Boccasius, Director of Engineering and Fiber Technology at American Tower in Brazil. “The flexibility and performance of Infinera’s ICE6 platform enabled us to upgrade our network continuously and quickly with the latest 800G technology prepared to keep up with the growing traffic demand and we are already reaping the benefits of offering high-speed services in new markets.”

“American Tower’s national backbone network provides critical infrastructure for service providers and end users across the country. Infinera is proud to power the network with the latest generation of transmission technology. Upgrading the network with Infinera’s industry leading ICE6 solution enables American Tower to meet its customers’ demands quickly and seamlessly,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Infinera.


Infinera Media:
Anna Vue
Tel. +1 (916) 595-8157

Infinera Investors:
Amitabh Passi
Head of Investor Relations
Tel. +1 (669) 295-1489

American Tower do Brazil – RPMA Comunicação
Michelli Taborda – 55 (11) 93400-9305
Bianca Alberti – 55 (11) 99389-2929
Henrique Carmo – 55 (11) 98058-6298

About American Tower from Brazil

American Tower do Brasil, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, one of the largest global real estate investment funds, is an independent owner, operator, and developer of multi-client infrastructure for wireless communications and transmission. Our portfolio has more than 23 thousand communications points in Brazil, a fiber optic operation in Minas Gerais and a national network for the internet of things (IoT) that uses LoRaWAN® technology. And around the world, it operates around 220,000 wireless communication stations.

American Tower do Brazil’s headquarters are in São Paulo and its headquarters are in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. American Tower Corporation has operations throughout the United States and in Argentina, South Africa, Germany, Australia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Philippines, Ghana, India, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Mexico, Nigeria, Kenya, Republic of Niger, and Uganda.

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About Infinera

Infinera is a global provider of innovative open optical networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate network operations. Infinera solutions deliver industry-leading economics and performance in long-distance, subsea, data center interconnection and metro transport applications. To learn more about Infinera, visit, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn, and sign up for updates.

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