Brazil’s Softdados deploys Infinera GX Series, XTM Series

Feb. 1, 2021
Softdados will use the optical network hardware to upgrade its metro and long-haul networks in the country and help meet the increasing demands of its enterprise and internet service provider (ISP) customers.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has supplied elements of its GX Series Compact Modular Platform and XTM Series optical transport lines to Softdados, a company of Softcomp Conectividade Group in Brazil. Softdados will use the optical network hardware to upgrade its metro and long-haul networks in the country and help meet the increasing demands of its enterprise and internet service provider (ISP) customers. Infinera local partner Arsitec is aiding the project.

As has been the case elsewhere in the world, Softdados has seen an increase in capacity demands on its network as its ISP customers in particular deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Softdados has had to upgrade its long-haul and metro infrastructures, with the GX Series platforms applied to the former and the XTM Series to the latter. The GX Series offers streamlined operation, including high optical performance on demand, says Infinera. The XTM Series, meanwhile, enables scalable metro access and aggregation that seamlessly integrates Layer 1 and Layer 2 services, the company adds.

“Infinera’s GX and XTM solutions enable us to meet metro and long-haul network demands, positioning us for growth to deliver high-capacity services to our customers in record time, even during the pandemic,” commented Gustavo Santos, CTO at Softdados. “Infinera’s solutions provide superior optical performance to help us win in our market and position us for future growth with Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution.”

“Working closely with Softdados and our partner Arsitec to upgrade Softdados’ long-haul and metro networks with a tight deadline and during the coronavirus pandemic successfully underscores the value of our highly specialized local resources in Latin America,” said Alexandre Salomao, Infinera Country Manager for Brazil. “In addition to our skilled professional services team, our industry-leading solutions powered by our innovative optical technology help network operators like Softdados succeed in their markets.”

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