Brazilian regulatory agency Anatel begins installing fiber optics in Amazonian rivers

On the 1st of August, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) began the implementation of three fiber optic networks out of a total of eight that form part of the Norte Conectado Programme.

The program aims to install 12,000 kilometers of fiber in the beds of rivers in the Amazon – Rios Negro, Solimões, Puruá, Madeira, Juruá and Branco. The infovias will pass through 59 cities where 10 million people live. In all, there will be R$1.5 billion in investments.

The sections of the next three infovias are 2,300 kilometers long and will carry underwater cables manufactured by the Chinese ZTT Submarine Cable & System. This mountain of cables left China and arrived in Brazil through the Port of Manaus at the end of July.

(Source: UOL)