Global Fiber Peru taps Nokia for Amazon network

Created May 29, 2024
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Nokia says it has deployed a new subaquatic and future-proof Optical, IP and fibre broadband network in the Amazon rainforest with Global Fiber Peru. Buried in the Amazon River, the new subaquatic network interconnects 500,000 users across 400 communities located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in an area known as the three-border region, where Peru, Colombia and Brazil share borders. The deal also includes upgrading the customer’s existing fibre networks in Lima, Cusco and Huancayo.

The Nokia subaquatic optical backbone connects the localities of Iquitos and Santa Rosa de Yaraví (Peru), Leticia (Colombia) and Tabatinga (Brazil), allowing Global Fiber Peru to offer the first FTTH broadband access service in the region, as well as multi-gigabit services for enterprise users. The region has a diversified economy that includes oil production, agriculture (rice, corn and cassava), timber extraction, fishing, tourism and border trade.

Nokia has deployed a complete solution that includes its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS), 7750 service routers, 7250 interconnect routers, 7210 services access systems (SAS), network service platform (NSP), FX 8 and FX 16 optical line terminals (OLT), fibre optical network terminals (ONTs) and Nokia Beacon 1 devices that help ensure a premium Wi-Fi experience within the customer premises. The deployment was made in collaboration with FYCO, a local partner specialised in fibre telecom networks in Latin America. Nokia and FYCO are also providing training, professional services and maintenance services.

Obed Dionisio, CEO at Global Fiber, said:  “We’re excited and proud to be the first company to have successfully deployed an optical fibre network in the depths of the Amazon River, connecting three countries. This achievement bridges a significant digital gap in remote areas previously inaccessible by traditional means. Through our partnership with Nokia, a leading telecommunications company, we’ve enabled these isolated communities to access high-speed internet, bringing them on par with urban areas in terms of connectivity.”

Edwar Juárez, Co-CEO at FYCO, said: “We have made a bold and strategic decision to invest in and support SATELITAL Group in this major initiative, utilising Nokia’s technology and innovation to bring connectivity to a region where the dense jungle has long isolated numerous communities. We are proud to contribute to the development and quality of life of the people living there. We will continue to invest in high-impact projects across Latin America, guiding us towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.”

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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.