Telebras awards fibre-optic contract to Padtec

9 Nov 2010

Telebras, the federal coordinator of Brazil’s national broadband plan (PNBL), has awarded a BRL63 million (USD37.3 million) contract to local fibre-optic networks solutions provider Padtec to supply dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment for the project. Padtec beat off bids from ZTE, Huawei and Ericsson to secure the deal. It is understood the firm is delivering equipment to cover 100 cities – possibly by December – with DWDM equipment expected to be available in three to four weeks.