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Padtec extends coverage of DWDM networks to Brazil

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Optical solution provided by Padtec for the Capricorn Network has extended the coverage of the regional operator's DWDM networks to southern Brazil, with transmission rates of 100 Gb/s.

The company revealed that its objective of building a new DWDM network between Argentina and Brazil is to decentralise the international communication networks in Argentina that are concentrated in submarine networks that reach the country through the resort of Las Toninas in Buenos Aires.

In order to keep up with the demand for high capacity data transmission, companies chose Padtec for the route of the first phase of the project: a total of 2,000 kilometers of optical networks, between the Argentina city of Bernardo de Irigoyen and the interior of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, according to the firm.

Horácio Martinez, Silica Networks CEO, said that the new route has strategic importance in the connectivity infrastructure between the interior of Argentina and the international communication routes that arrive in the country.

“The Capricorn Network is a major step forward for digital inclusion and integration, as it promotes the exchange of information between Argentina, Brazil and Chile”, said Martinez.

“In this sense, the partnership with Padtec was fundamental for the success of this project. Padtec's solution provides great resources that will allow us to make our networks even more competitive, modern and prepared for current and future demands.”

The first stage of the Project connects the cities of Chaco, Formosa and Bernardo de Irigoyen, in Argentina, with cities in the interior of Santa Catarina and Paraná, in Brazil.

In the second phase of the project, the Capricorn Network completes its journey towards northern Chile, crossing western Argentina to connect to the Pacific Sea - passing through the Andes.

With the completion of this second phase, the new transmission networks is set to add more than 15 thousand kilometres in length and provide broadband connections to cities in northern Argentina and Chile, southern Brazil and to the main metropolises in Bolivia and Paraguay.

“For Padtec, it is a source of pride to participate in projects like the one led by Silica and to supply Brazilian equipment and technologies for networks aimed at teaching and research in science and technology, which today connect academic institutions in Latin America with the world,” said Manuel Andrade, Padtec’s CEO (pictured).

“Over the years, we have seen Silica's optical infrastructure grow extraordinarily, while, in order to meet the demands for bandwidth and new services, we have directed efforts in R&D to develop solutions that follow the new requirements of the Argentine and Chilean markets.

"This is the result of the internationalization strategy adopted by Padtec in the last decade, which culminated in operations in Latin American markets.”

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