Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Brasil Telecom GlobeNet Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade Undersea Network

Brasil Telecom GlobeNet has selected Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its GlobeNet submarine network, which spans 22,000 km linking the United States, Venezuela and Brazil.

Alcatel-Lucent will upgrade the submarine section, along with the respective landing points, linking Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza), Venezuela (Maiquetia), Bermuda (St.David's), and USA (Boca Raton, FL and Tuckerton, NJ). In Rio de Janeiro, the submarine network integrates with the terrestrial optical infrastructure of GlobeNet's parent company, Brasil Telecom. When completed in the first quarter of 2008, the project will almost double the existing capacity over the entire network.

The Alcatel-Lucent submarine solution will be based on its 1620 Light Manager, managed by the upgraded Alcatel-Lucent 1350 management suite. A comprehensive suite of professional services, including manufacturing, installation and commissioning, is part of this turnkey project.

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