Ufinet increases Colombia capacity with coherent tech

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One of Latin America’s neutral infrastructure wholesale operators, Ufinet is upgrading its national long-haul network in Colombia, with the aim of doubling the capacity of its current network.

The operator provides capacity services and connectivity with a 75,000+ km optical fibre network connecting 17 countries in Latin America. It has selected Infinera’s ICE6 800G optical engine, which it plans to deploy across its terrestrial network to deliver maximum capacity at the longest reach and offer enhanced service flexibility while reducing operating costs.

Juan Carlos Naranjo, chief technology officer at Ufinet said: ‘UFINET aims to promote the development of next-gen, high-bandwidth internet, voice, and video services in regions across Latin America that need it the most. Technology like Infinera’s ICE6 will be at the heart of these developments, offering a solution that will help us deliver cost-effective high-capacity bandwidth to meet the growing needs of our service provider customers, helping them to deliver much-needed broadband access to households throughout Colombia.’

Added Nick Walden, senior vice president, worldwide sales at Infinera: ‘Ufinet’s deployment of fifth-generation coherent technology will provide them with higher capacity and enhanced spectrum utilisation over routes across the country.’

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