Forte Telecom builds 800G-capable fiber-optic network in Brazil

Sept. 26, 2022
Padtec says the fiber network will leverage its 800-Gbps transponders to enable a total transmission capacity of 8 Tbps.

Forte Telecom, a carrier’s carrier headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, is constructing a high-capacity fiber-optic network between the capitals of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo and in the metropolitan region of Rio. Padtec says the fiber network will leverage its 800-Gbps transponders to enable a total transmission capacity of 8 Tbps.

The service provider leveraged a credit line from the credit rights investment fund (FIDC) Padtec has launched in partnerships with BNDES Participações (BNDESPar) in 2021. The fund uses resources from the Fund for the Technological Development of Telecommunications (FUNTTEL) from the Ministry of Communications.

“For some years now, Padtec has been dedicating efforts to make the expansion of the networks of regional operators financially viable,” commented Carlos Raimar, Padtec’s CEO. “The lines of credit bring new options of resources for investments in the expansion of its operations, as well as in the increase of the capacity and quality of its networks, in order to support the growth of demand in the time that its business and its customers demand.”

In addition to funding access, Forte Telecom also will benefit from the transponders’ ability to reduce cost per bit as well as energy and space consumption, according toz Padtec. “This meets our objective of building a high-performance network to evolve our service offering and respond quickly and flexibly to the constant changes in the data traffic profile resulting from the growing demand for broadband,” added Sérgio Simas, Forte Telecom’s CEO.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

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