Gtd deploys Infinera’s optical transport solutions

Gtd increases cable capacity with Infinera’s optical transport solutions

04 November 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Chilean telecoms provider, Gtd, has deployed Infinera solutions to increase capacity across its terrestrial network in Chile and its subsea system Prat.

Gtd chose Infinera so that it could deliver resilient, secure, and high-capacity communications services to meet the needs of wholesale, enterprise, as well as residential customers.

“Deploying Infinera enabled us to make significant upgrades in our metro and long-haul fibre networks, bringing much-needed broadband services to users across Chile and South America,” said Fernando Gana Barroilhet, chief of infrastructure strategy at Gtd. “Infinera’s robust solutions increase our capacity and enable us to seamlessly scale our network to help us broaden our addressable market with high-performance services and set us on the right path for future services and applications.”

By deploying Infinera’s 7300 Multi-haul Transport Platform, mTera Universal Transport Platform, and Transcend software-defined networking (SDN) solution, Gtd is able to offer highly flexible solutions to its existing customers, creating a more efficient network that is SDN-ready, highly scalable, and resilient for local and regional end-user services, including data centre interconnect, private cloud, and high-speed internet access.

“We are pleased to work closely with Gtd and Raylex to meet Gtd’s commitment to delivering innovative, high-quality communications,” added Bob Jandro, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s combined solutions enhance Gtd’s national network and deliver the capacity, resiliency, and security required to achieve Gtd’s network goals.”

For this project, Infinera worked closely with its local partner Raylex to offer the best solution to meet Gtd’s needs.

At the start of the year, Prysmian Group was named builder of the Prat cable system for Gtd. The deal worth approximately €50 million will connect the entire Chilean coastline starting from Arica all the way down to Puerto Montt. The news also marks the first deal to be secured through the groups submarine telecoms division since it was integrated through the acquisition of General Cable.