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Vogel Telecom taps Huawei for network upgrade

6 Jun 2019

Sao Paulo-based B2B player Vogel Telecom has enlisted Chinese vendor Huawei to upgrade its transport networks. The project will include the deployment of a DWDM network in Rio Grande do Sul, the country’s most southern state. Also on the agenda is an overhaul of the telco’s network architecture, which will create ‘a segmented structure with levels of access, distribution and aggregation’. Capacity of Metro networks, meanwhile, will be boosted six-fold.

Vogel Telecom was formed by Patria Investimentos in April 2015, following the merger of three regional fibre-optic operators, namely: Avvio Telecom, Smart Brasil and SouthTech Telecom. The group went on to acquire Telbrax in July 2016. The latter has a presence in 40 cities in the Southeast Region and operates more than 1,000km of fibre in the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Today, the company presides over a network spanning 600 cities across 13 states, and says that its 24,000km fibre system represents the largest B2B-focused fibre network in Brazil.

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