Brazil plans river fibre network to connect Amazon region

Monday 26 January 2015 | 07:55 CET | News
Brazil has presented a plan to build an underwater fibre network in the northern Amazon to bring broadband the region. The 'Conexao Norte' ('Northern Connection') will deploy 7,700km of fibre along riverbeds to connect towns in the region, according to the plan developed by the Integrated Center for Army Telematics, in partnership with defense agencies, the National Education and Research Network (RNP), Telebras, Eletrobras, Padtec and the government of Amazonas. A pilot project of 12km in the rio Negro will start in March, said the deputy head of Army IT, General Santos Guerra, who presented

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