Brazil’s Oi expands FTTH network to 21 cities


Brazilian telecommunication company Oi announced the expansion of its fiber optic service to 21 new cities in the country during September. The operator is using its transport network to accelerate the launch of the product.
Oi Fibra service offers speeds of up to 200 mbps and bundles with IPTV and VoiP. So far, the company provided services over FTTH only in some neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. Now, it is extending the offer to cities like Recife, Salvador, Manaus, Brasília and Porto Alegre, among others. By the end of the year, the operator plans to reach 25 cities.
As part of its expansion plan -which has Huawei as a technological partner- Oi carried out a pilot project in Cabo Frio, in Rio de Janeiro. There, it observed that in less than 3 months, Oi Fibra exceeded 20% of market share in the areas in which it was available.
“Oi has more than 350,000 km. of fiber in Brazil and reaches more than 2,000 municipalities with fiber through its transport network. In an innovative way, we are taking advantage of this asset to offer the best high-speed Internet experience to the customer with fiber optic, a model that allows us to act in a more targeted manner, according to the demand of the places where we are offering the service ” , explained Oi’s Director of Operations, José Cláudio Moreira Gonçalves.
Renato Da Costa Elias, Senior Product and Project Manager of Oi TV, and Mauro Fukuda, the company’s Director of Strategy, Technology and Network Architecture, will participate as speakers in the next edition of NexTV Series Brazil, the leading conference to be held on November 28 and 29 in São Paulo.