Nokia has paired with Global Fiber Peru to deploy a subaquatic and future-proof optical, IP, and fiber broadband network in the Amazon rainforest.

According to the vendor, the network will connect more than 500,000 users in around 400 communities to multi-gigabit broadband access.

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The subaquatic network has been buried in the Amazon River and is located in the center of the Amazon rainforest, in an area known as the three-border region, where Peru, Colombia, and Brazil share borders.

Global Fiber Peru, a subsidiary of Satelital Group, operates a fiber optic network with coverage throughout Peru, across the country's 180 provincial capitals.

Nokia notes that the subaquatic optical backbone connects the localities of Iquitos and Santa Rosa de Yaraví (Peru), Leticia (Colombia), and Tabatinga (Brazil). Because of this, Global Fiber Peru has become the first to offer the first FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) broadband access service in the region, plus multi-gigabit services for enterprise users.

Nokia added that it 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), fiber optical network terminals (ONTs), and Nokia Beacon 1 devices.

It was supported in the deployment process by FYCO, a local partner that specializes in fiber telecom networks in Latin America.

Nokia and FYCO will also provide training, professional services, and maintenance services.
The deal also includes upgrading the customer’s existing fiber networks in Lima, Cusco, and Huancayo.

"We're excited and proud to be the first company to have successfully deployed an optical fiber network in the depths of the Amazon River, connecting three countries," said Obed Dionisio, CEO at Global Fiber. "This achievement bridges a significant digital gap in remote areas previously inaccessible by traditional means."

Osvaldo Di Campli, SVP & head of network infrastructure Americas at Nokia, added: "This project is important as it provides fiber connections for the first time to hundreds of communities in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Broadband connectivity helps communities and local businesses grow and prosper. We are very happy to be part of this project and appreciate Global Fiber Peru's trust in Nokia and FYCO, and we look forward to future projects together."