Brazil’s Softdados taps Infinera for metro, long-haul capacity increase

Created February 2, 2021
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Brazilian operator  Softdados has deployed Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform and XTM Series across its metro and long-haul networks to increase network capacity to meet the growing needs of ISPs in Brazil. Infinera’s solutions enable Softdados – a company of Softcomp Conectividade Group – to significantly enhance the capabilities of its network and offer customers a variety of high-capacity internet services with agility and security. Partnering with Infinera enables Softdados to future-proof its network with a seamless upgrade path to Infinera’s 800G Infinite Capacity Engine technology.

Softdados operates a long-haul and metro network in Brazil for a range of enterprise and ISP customers. Softdados experienced a surge in bandwidth demand from its customers, due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving the need to accelerate its network capacity with Infinera’s GX platform. Infinera’s GX Series is highly scalable, easy to operate, and enabled Softdados to modernise its long-haul network infrastructure quickly to deliver high optical performance on demand. In the metro network, Softdados leveraged Infinera’s XTM Series to benefit from a scalable metro access and aggregation solution that seamlessly integrates its Layer 1 and Layer 2 services.

“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,” said 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 specialised 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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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.