Algar Telecom taps Infinera for Monet subsea upgrade

Created October 25, 2022
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Algar Telecom, part of the Algar Corporation, has selected Infinera to modernise and scale its subsea network infrastructure. Infinera says that powered by its ICE6 800G optical engine, GX Series Compact Modular Platform, and FlexILS Open Optical Line System, Algar Telecom will be able to increase spectrum capacity and reduce transport cost per bit while leveraging the latest generation of coherent technologies to enhance network functionality and expand market opportunities.

As part of its ongoing network modernisation initiatives, Algar Telecom will deploy Infinera’s coherent technology to increase capacity on its jointly-owned Monet Cable System connecting Boca Raton in Florida with landing sites in Fortaleza and Praia Grande in Brazil, expanding its spectrum service offerings and paving the way for new operator partnerships.

“As the high-speed connectivity needs of our customers evolve, we continue to deploy best-in-class technology to ensure superior network resiliency and scalability,” said Ivan Mendes, wholesale and IOT Director. “Our technology partnership with Infinera enables us to provide modern and flexible optical transport and ensure economies of scale and efficiency in the services we deliver.”

The solution also includes intelligent power management tools that will enable Algar Telecom to effectively manage optical power across the entire fibre spectrum and maintain spectrum service stability under diverse and challenging conditions.

“We are pleased to extend our longstanding relationship with Algar Telecom to help them deliver a superior customer experience as they expand their services across the subsea spectrum and throughout Brazil,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales at Infinera.

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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.