Aloo Telecom picks Nokia to expand IP backbone capacity

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Aloo Telecom has announced that it has selected Nokia to be the partner that will boost the capacity of its IP backbone.

The Nokia 7750 routing platform, which employs the Nokia FP4 chipset, is the starting point for this expansion, which will be deployed in the main IP traffic routing centres in the Northeast, namely Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador, Aracaju, and Arapiraca.

Aloo is headquartered in Maceió, Brazil and has more than 35,000 kilometres of fibre-optic cables across 14 states in the region as well as three cities in the US.

The company said that as part of its strategic planning, a growth of at least five times in the current data traffic over the next three years is likely to occur.

The Nokia FP4 will be the benchmark for managing the network and the growth in IP traffic for Aloo Telecom, the first company in Brazil to use this technology, according to the company.

"Aloo’s plans for expanding our business forecast an upsurge of up to 5 times in traffic growth. Nokia’s platform gives us scalability and the technology to meet high-performance demands, with high-capacity routing and adaptability to the new needs of ISPs," said Sergio Brito, Aloo’s CTO (pictured).

Having partnered with Aloo Telecom, Nokia is poised to become the main supplier for the Brazilian ISP Market, according to the company.

Felipe Cansanção, Aloo’s CEO, said: "On the one hand, Aloo with have the financial backing to become the best IP network in northeastern Brazil, and on the other, Nokia will enjoy ever more solid growth in its quest to expand its technology throughout our region."

Messias Maduro, Nokia’s sales director for IP and Optic networks added: "We are proud to have built this alliance, bringing state-of-the-art technology and innovation whilst relying on Aloo’s leadership to meet the growing demands of communication in the northeast of Brazil and its expansion nationwide."

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