Brazilian long-distance operator Intelig Telecom expects to complete tests of its new next generation network (NGN) by July, writes BNamericas. The telco’s NGN has capacity for 500,000 users, although in the test phase only 20,000 customers have been migrated to the unified voice and data platform. The network will be used to carry traditional local and long-distance voice call services but will also handle VoIP and PABX. A spokesman for Intelig said the telco had also extended its backbone in Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte and Brasília, with indirect benefits for Brazil’s northeastern region, in order to better serve the corporate market. Chinese company Huawei Tecnologies supplied the NGN and DWDM technologies.