The Amazon Gets 100G from TIM Brasil, Xtera

October 18th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

The Amazon region hasn’t generally been one of the better connected parts of the world, but according to this morning’s announcement it’s at least got a 100G backbone now. TIM Brasil has deployed a 100G network across 2,400km in northern Brazil, powered by gear from Xtera.

This deployment spans new infrastructure connecting the state capitals of Manaus, Macapa, and Belem via optical cable along the power lines. Some 5 out of 14 spans stretch over 200km between huts. Manaus is one of the cities that will host the World Cup next year, which has been helping its case for better connectivity.  TIM Brasil isn’t the only company bringing bandwidth to the region, GlobeNet even ran fiber down from Venezuela a couple years ago.

I don’t yet have a network map for TIM Brasil, although I know they formed TIM Fiber with 5500+ km of optical network in the regions of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo after acquiring AES Atimus two years ago.


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