Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Brazil's OptiTel Deploys ADVA

Brazilian carrier, OptiTel, is using +ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 platform to to gradually develop a full agile core network that will include 100G transport, ROADM technology and a GMPLS control plane. The ADVA FSP 3000 was selected for its single-fiber working (SFW), which is the ability to transmit and receive data on the same fiber. The network is being deployed by long-term partner Syncom Telecom Solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

A key competitive advantage for OptiTel is its 4000km of fiber connecting the provinces of Rio Grande Do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná and São Paulo. The focus here is on corporate customers and the delivery of services to other carriers.

“One of the most critical aspects about the development of our network is working with partners who we can trust, partners who will support us,” said Itacir Klitzke, president, OptiTel. “The team at ADVA Optical Networking understands this. They've built a business not just on technology, but on great service, on trust. It was clear after our first trip to their Meiningen campus to meet their CEO that this was a company that would support us every step of the way. And that's exactly what we're seeing. We're gradually expanding our network into new regions and scaling our services accordingly. The ADVA FSP 3000 will be key to our success here.”

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