BrT extends fibre service to residential user market

19 Dec 2008

Brasil Telecom (BrT) has expanded its fibre-optic network in five cities in Brazil and plans to offer broadband internet access to residential users at speeds of up to 100Mbps, BNamericas reports citing a statement from the company. In the first phase, BrT is offering fibre-optic connectivity to residential users in federal capital Brasilia, Parana state capital Curitiba, Goias state capital Goiania, Rio Grande do Sul state capital Porto Alegre, and Santa Catarina state capital Florianopolis. The telco is offering six tiers of its Turbo Ultra broadband service: 14Mbps download speed at BRL199.90 (USD84.77) per month, 20Mbps at BRL225.90, 30Mbps at BRL299.90, 50Mbps at BRL499.90, 70Mbps at BRL699.90 and 100Mbps at BRL990.90. BrT is understood to have partnered Japanese cable supplier Furukawa Industrial for the fibre-optic cabling portion of the deployment, and French telecoms equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent for network launches. In addition, Huawei has installed GPON equipment in the operator’s base stations.

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