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G8 increases network capacity with Infinera’s optical solutions

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G8 Telecommunications (G8) has deployed Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform on its long-haul DWDM network to increase its network capacity.

The news comes as the needs of enterprises, network operators, and government companies across Brazil continues to grow, as such Infinera’s solutions enable G8 to double capacity on its network and offer its customers high-capacity internet services.

“Infinera’s GX solutions provide us with robust solutions that deliver the high capacity we’re looking for on long-distance spans with ease and reliability and seamless operations in existing optical line systems,” said Rogério Fernandes, CTO at G8 Telecommunications.

“Deploying Infinera’s solutions on our network doubles the capacity we’re able to offer today across all distances, setting us up for success against our competitors.”

G8 footprint is comprised of long-haul and regional networks in Brazil with presence in areas with growing bandwidth demands such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Minas Gerais and Bahia.

As such bandwidth demands continue to grow, G8 has made significant investments in its more than 3,000km infrastructure and optical backbone throughout the country. The company has plans to interconnect the major markets nationwide to support its wide range of customers.

“We are pleased to work closely with G8 and our partner Arsitec to modernise G8’s networks to provide its customers with reliable, high-capacity services to meet the growing bandwidth needs in the region,” said Alexandre Salomão, country manager for Brazil at Infinera.

“By deploying Infinera’s innovative solutions, G8 is well-positioned to deliver fast service activation to its customers and remain competitive in the market.”

Using Infinera’s GX G30 platform on its long-haul network, G8 will benefit from a highly scalable 1.2Tb transponder with individual channels up to 600Gb per lambda and the ability to scale to 2.4Tb in a single rack unit.

In addition, the compact modular solution with simplified operations enables the company to rapidly modernise its network infrastructure to quickly deliver high optical performance on demand.

Infinera worked closely with its local partner Arsitec to the best solution for G8’s needs.

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