Brazil launches first phase of 100G fiber project, expands 4G and edge cloud networks

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, in partnership with the National Education and Research Network (RNP), has launched the first phase of the Ciencia Conectada program, which will expand the broadband infrastructure using optical fiber in the North and Northeast regions. The academic internet network is expanding its speed from 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps, benefiting federal universities, federal institutes and research units, in addition to fostering economy and local development.

The first phase of the program will reach 77 locations, six states, 16 cities, and 64 federal, state and private institutions this year. By 2021, the 16 metropolitan networks that will allow the connection of 1,317 schools to the internet will be completed.

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/brazil-launches-first-phase-of-100-gbps-fibre-project-in-northeast–1304172

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4G networks reached 144 new cities in Brazil in the first half of 2019, taking the total to 4,573, where 96 percent of the population live, according to data published by Telebrasil. In the period January-May, 12.3 million new 4G Sim cards were activated, for a total of 142 million 4G users.

Over the 12 months to June, 24 million new 4G Sim cards were activated (20%). In the same period, 146 new cities were connected to 3G networks, taking the total to 5,433 cities, where 99.7 percent of the Brazilian population lives.

The number of mobile internet users reached 207.6 million, according to the industry group. If fixed connections are included, there were a total of 239.3 million internet users at the end of May. Of these, 31.7 million were fixed broadband subscribers, a segment that grew 4.6 percent in 12 months, with 1.8 million new accesses.

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/brazil-extends-4g-networks-to-144-more-cities-in-h1–1304151

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TIM Brazil is expanding its edge cloud network using Nokia AirFrame servers that feature 2nd-gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors to virtualise its data centres by 2021.

The news will make TIM the first operator in Latin America to adopt the AirFrame technology for its data centre servers, improving server capacity and delivering better quality, internet access and video consumption for its users in Brazil.

“Virtualisation is important to improve user experience in our network, which will count with more speed and data usage stability,” said Leonardo Capdeville, CTIO, TIM. “With this core virtualisation, TIM is leading with a 5G pilot project over the network. This process also allows us to strengthen our customers’ data protection.”

The rollout will comprise of 1000 state-of-the-art AirFrame servers that will virtualise network functions to guarantee better customer experience. As well as creating edge data centres the agreement with Nokia also moves TIM Brazil a step closer to 5G, which requires a cloud core for network activities.

“Nokia’s unique solution, designed to support precisely this evolution to 5G, will give TIM Brazil a crucial ongoing competitive advantage as they evolve their core networks into cloud,” added Leandro Monteiro, Nokia sales director in Brazil. “Nokia is proud to partner with TIM as it invests in cloud native technologies to maintain its position as one of Latin America’s most efficient networks.”

https://www.capacitymedia.com/articles/3824033/tim-brazil-expands-edge-cloud-capabilities

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  1. Brazil’s AMT, a provider of hybrid cloud services, picked CenturyLink to help meet business demand for cloud-based services as part of the Brazilian company’s partnership with Sankhya Infotech, a management systems vendor. CenturyLink’s data center in the Sao Cristovao district of Rio de Janeiro will provide the required cloud services.

    “Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil’s main economies, that is why we invested in a data centre expansion in the region,” said Rodrigo Oliveira, data centre, cloud and security director for CenturyLink, Brazil.

    “We are proud to be recognized as a trusted provider by AMT, which selected our infrastructure to conduct the expansion of its business and its ability to serve more customers.”

    The company launched a new data centre in Quito, Ecuador, and expanded its Santiago, Chile data centre, both built through a modular system known as eCentre and customised to ensure that the building meets all local structural requirements.

    The company revealed that CenturyLink data centres host both CenturyLink and customer environments, managed by a team of technicians.

    https://data-economy.com/amt-chooses-centurylink-for-data-centre-services-in-brazil/

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