South America’s Gtd taps Infinera for increased capacity

Created October 29, 2019
Technologies and Products

Gtd, a Chilean multi-service telecommunications provider, has deployed Infinera solutions to significantly increase capacity across its terrestrial network in Chile and its subsea networks for “Prat,” a submarine optical fibre project that will provide high-quality internet for Gtd’s national territory in Chile.

The Chilean company operates subsea and terrestrial internet networks throughout Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Spain, providing connectivity, seven data centres, and fixed/mobile phone services to enterprise and residential customers. By deploying Infinera’s 7300 Multi-haul Transport Platform, mTera Universal Transport Platform, and Transcend software-defined networking (SDN) solution, Gtd is able to offer highly flexible solutions to its existing customers, creating a more efficient network that is SDN-ready, highly scalable, and resilient for local and regional end-user services, including datacentre interconnect, private cloud, and high-speed internet access.

Gtd’s new subsea optical fibre cable will allow the creation of a digital connectivity ring that will prepare Chile for the arrival of technological investments and position the country as a gateway to other countries in South America. The subsea network deployment doubles the internet speed currently available to Chile, connecting 12 cities and making Gtd’s network an ideal alternative in the market. Gtd’s new optical network, based on Infinera’s solutions, is designed to support 99.999% reliability and improve uptime for Gtd’s customers.

“Deploying Infinera enabled us to make significant upgrades in our metro and long-haul fibre networks, bringing much-needed broadband services to users across Chile and South America,” said Fernando Gana Barroilhet, Chief of Infrastructure Strategy at Gtd. “Infinera’s robust solutions increase our capacity and enable us to seamlessly scale our network to help us broaden our addressable market with high-performance services and set us on the right path for future services and applications.”

Infinera worked closely with its local partner Raylex to offer a best-in-class solution to fit Gtd’s needs.

“We are pleased to work closely with Gtd and Raylex to meet Gtd’s commitment to delivering innovative, high-quality communications,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s combined solutions enhance Gtd’s national network and deliver the capacity, resiliency, and security required to achieve Gtd’s network goals.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.