Sumicity expands its Brazilian network using Padtec technology

21 February 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


Sumicity, a Brazilian telecommunications services provider, is expanding coverage of its DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) networks in Southeast Brazil leveraging Padtec technologies.

Sumicity logoThe expansion will extend Sumicity’s optical backbone - which previously connected metropolitan areas and the state of Rio de Janeiro – to now reaching Espírito Santo, expanding the carrier's high-capacity footprint in the region.

Commenting on the company’s expansion, Vicente Gomes, CEO of Sumicity, said: "The goal is to end this year with more than 100 thousand users. To this end, our expansion plan includes the beginning of operation of our networks in Capixabas cities. Without doubt, 2018 will be the year of consolidation of the company in Espírito Santo.”

Padtec logoPadtec provided transponders, optical amplifiers and modern dual-track protection systems to the expansion project. In total, Sumicity has 380 kilometers of optical networks, with terminations in the municipalities of Campos, Itaperuna and Cachoeiro do Itapemirim.

In addition to this new route, Sumicity has recently lit another optical ring, between the municipalities of Campos and Itaperuna, in Rio de Janeiro, provdeing thousands of new high capacity connections in the state.

"In an increasingly connected world, end users are looking for a unique experience of high connectivity in telecommunications services," said Argemiro Sousa, business director at Padtec. "With a full line of optical platforms, Padtec delivers solutions that contribute to the most effective use of optical networks and address the need for Internet service providers to serve their customers in ever-increasing demands for bandwidth and new services, complete.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved Padtec’s submarine line terminal equipment, including its transponder for ultra-long distances.  Padtec said approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an important step for the Brazilian company’s expansion into the North American market.