Trials in Brazil to improve region’s broadband capabilities
Genesis DSL Broadband Aggregator (DBA) to enhance network services and help enterprise clients’ access enhanced enterprise broadband services in Latin America.
Genesis Technical Systems (Genesis), an award-winning global broadband solutions provider, today announced the start of further DBA trials in Brazil, Latin America. Following the telecom regulatory compliance certification of DBA by the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications (ANATEL) earlier this year, an DBA field trial was recently completed at Sercomtel Telecomunicações (Sercomtel). The two further DBA field trials scheduled to take place within the next couple of months in Brazilian telecommunication organizations will also contribute to extending the benefits and reach of the partial fiber deployments installed throughout Brazil to businesses and residents of multi-dwelling units.
Genesis has also received requests for DSL Rings trials to enhance broadband services and capabilities for residential users in Brazil. These will be scheduled in the following months. DSL Rings supports the Brazilian Government’s national plan ‘Programa Nacional de Banda Larga’ (PNBL) to establish a wide-reaching, reliable data network infrastructure throughout the country.
These ongoing field trials highlight a growing presence in Latin America for Genesis, with reseller agreements already in place with Kerax Telecom, a distributor of telecommunication products and radio frequency infrastructure with more than 18 years’ experience working with telecom operators, ISPs, integrators and installers; as well as NEXVIA, specialists in the maintenance of telecommunications equipment.
“We have identified a need for DSL Rings in areas where fiber is expensive to deploy, specifically in buildings which cannot receive additional cabling due to shaft conditions, and projects in rural and semi-rural areas,” said Evair Gallardo, Managing Director, Kerax.
“Enterprise and residential customers in Brazil are crying out for improved broadband services across vast areas not serviced by Fiber-to-the Home (FTTH),” said Luiz Carlos Silva Sales Director, Nexvia. “DSL Rings and DBA enable carriers to both extend the reach and capabilities of their existing investments whether that be copper infrastructure investments or Fiber-to-the Node (FTTN). Genesis technologies, support by Nexvia, can enable carriers to provide enhanced services, increasing customer satisfaction, and creating opportunities for new revenue streams across Brazil. A ‘win-win’ for everyone!”
Deploying DBA and DSL Rings would lead to significant improvements to broadband in Brazil, in particular in areas where installation of fiber cannot be justified due to the high costs of fiber deployment. DBA and DSL Rings are very attractive solutions as they can be implemented quickly over the existing network infrastructure and therefore have a low capital requirement. As part of the PNBL, network operators must meet certain parameters for coverage, capacity and price. These latest trials in Brazil will show operators a new way that they can meet these requirements and the increasing demand for high speed broadband.
“We are enthusiastic by the results of the recent Sercomtel DBA field trials. DBA demonstrated great stability and achieved high speeds over extended distances,” said Marcelo Menegazzo, Network Planning at Sercomtel.
“We are thrilled that these DBA field trials are taking place in Brazil,” said Steve East, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development, at Genesis. “These trials will enable Brazilian operators to establish a reliable network, utilizing the existing infrastructure, and bring high broadband speeds to enterprises, thereby giving a solid platform for future residential trials with DSL Rings. We are very happy to be able to contribute towards closing the digital divide in Latin America and to support the Brazilian Government’s PNBL.”