Telebras supports football in Brazil

27 Mar 2014

Brazil’s state-backed operator Telebras has invested BRL76.3 million (USD32.8 million) on the deployment of fibre-optic infrastructure to meet the expected demand for connectivity at the football World Cup to be staged in the country this summer. DWDM networks have been deployed to service all twelve venues plus the International Broadcast Co-ordination Centre (IBC) located in Rio de Janeiro. Networks will support high definition (HD) TV broadcasts, with 30Gbps links connecting the stadiums to the IBC. Once the World Cup is over, the fibre rings will be incorporated into Telebras’ metropolitan networks, which are being deployed under the government-backed National Broadband Plan (PNBL).