Brazil’s national telecommunications agency, Anatel (short for Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações in Portuguese), has certified the 100G Nu-Wave Optima optical transport platform from Xtera Communications Inc. for use in Brazil’s fiber-optic networks. The endorsement fulfills an obligation Xtera assumed when it won a 100-Gbps optical transmission contract from TIM Brasil last year (see “TIM Brasil, Xtera deploy 100G optical network over 2400 km”).
Anatel examines communications platforms to ensure they comply with Brazilian regulatory requirements. TIM Brasil awarded the packet optical transport system supply contract on the condition that the Nu-Wave Optima received this certification, according to an Xtera source. In addition, the certification validates a previous deployment of the system in GlobeNet’s cable landing stations (see “GlobeNet plans undersea cable network upgrades”).
“Xtera is committed to offering innovative, high-performance, field-proven solutions to Brazilian backbone network operators aimed at coping with the bandwidth explosion fueled by IP traffic growth and maximizing the value of their optical assets,” said Manuel Andrade, senior vice president, sales, Americas at Xtera. “Our optical networking platform has been deployed worldwide in many network topologies and environments. We are very pleased to have deployed terrestrial and submarine configurations of Nu-Wave Optima in TIM Brasil’s and GlobeNet’s networks after the comprehensive and thorough homologation process required by Anatel.”
(“Homologation” means certification or approval. Yes, I had to crack open my dictionary to figure that out.)
Xtera introduced 100G on the Nu-Wave Optima in 2011 (see “Xtera adds 100-Gbps to Nu-Wave Optima platform”). The platform takes advantage of the company’s “Wise Raman” technology.
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