Brazilian fixed and mobile operator TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil) has selected and deployed 100G optical networking equipment supplied by Xtera Communications, a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, on a long-haul transmission infrastructure. In a press release, the pair said that the newly built infrastructure connects three Amazon states in the northern part of Brazil by their capitals: Manaus, Macapa and Belem. The vendor supplied TIM Brasil with its Nu-Wave OptimaTM 100G optical networking platform, offering high capacity and long-span capabilities to enable the telco to expand its service reach and increase the capacity of its transmission network through the Amazon Region of the country. The new 2,400km optical backbone network was built using the tower transmission lines and power substations of the LT Amazon consortium to transport TIM Brasil cables across 27 cities in the states of Amazonas, Para and Amapa.
Xtera’s Nu-Wave OptimaTM platform is described as a modular optical transport system designed to lower the total cost of ownership by using a common, integrated set of modules for long-haul, un-repeatered and regional repeatered submarine applications.