Friday, September 30, 2016

Internet Use in Peru

September 30, 2016

ElectroniCast Office in Lima Peru –

The National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) revealed its results on a survey conducted from April to June (2016) that 62.1 percent of the population in Peru, 6 years or older, uses the Internet daily.

This represents a 9.4 increase when compared to the same quarter of 2015 (52.7 percent). In addition, 33.2 percent of the population uses the Internet once a week, and 4.8 percent use it once a month or every two months. Both numbers show decreases of 9.2 and 0.2 percentage points respectively.

By gender, 62.7 percent of men and 61.4 percent of women use the Internet once a day.

The study also points out that 89.6 percent and 77.3 percent of the population enrolled in a university and not enrolled, respectively, have greater access to the Internet.

The INEI also reported that of the total population of those 6 years and older using the Internet, 17.6 percent work exclusively on their mobile phones and a similar in proportion (17.6 percent) use their computers.

By area of residence, 50.2 percent of households in metropolitan Lima have Internet access, a 4.6 percentage increase from the same quarter a year before (45.6 percent).

Suburbs increased by 2.5 percentage points, going from 24.9 percent to 27.4 percent, while rural areas did not show any variation in internet access.

Monday, September 17, 2012

AFL Invests in Brazil - Fiber Optics

AFL, a leading provider of fiber optic solutions, is expanding its presence in Brasil. AFL’s effort is largely in response to the rapid growth in Fiber to the Home (FTTH) applications in the country. As part of the support strategy for the region, Tony Medeiros has been appointed as New Technology Consultant and Brasil Representative for AFL. Medeiros’ Head Office is in São Paulo, and he will have the responsibility to represent AFL throughout the country.

Medeiros brings more than 25 years of hands-on fiber optics experience to the role. His specialties include test, turnup, installation and design of optical networks. Medeiros also served as a consultant to the Department of Defense and U.S. Army 571st Signal Brigade for KOTNET operations in South Korea. Medeiros holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro with postgraduate studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

“In South America, Brasil is truly setting the pace in FTTH deployment. AFL is pleased to be a part of this growth and bring our expertise to new customers in the region,” commented Steve Althoff, EVP and general manager. “Tony has a proven record of using his technical acumen to make a difference in complex projects.”

As part of launching our new presence in the region, AFL is hosting complimentary FTTH Fiber Optic Technology Seminars which are inclusive of utilizing both presentation and hands-on formats. Topics include the following:
  • FTTH network topologies
  • Latest technologies in testing FTTH networks and systems
  • Overview of how FTTH is being implemented in the USA
  • Preview of CFHP (Certified Fiber to the Home Planner) prerequisite material

The first seminar was held earlier today in São Paulo. AFL will host a second seminar in Rio de Janeiro at 9 a.m. on 16 August 2012 at the Sheraton Rio. To sign up to attend the seminar in Rio de Janeiro, sign up here.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC USA, and it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Tony Medeiros
New Technology Consultant and Brasil Representative
Office: +55 11-3539-5090
Cell: +55 11-9-8668-1268

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fiber Optic Cable from Guantanamo Bay to South Florida

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department wants to install a $40 million underwater fiber-optic cable from Guantanamo Bay to South Florida, an official told The Miami Herald.

The newspaper said the cable, which needs congressional approval, would be a sign the military is preparing for detentions and other operations at the Navy base for the long-term.

"It only makes sense to do if we're going to be here for any period of time," said Navy Capt. Kirk Hibbert, before the end of his two-year term as the base's commander.

Construction wouldn't start for more than a year.

The Herald said the U.S. military has told the Cuban military to expect a U.S. surveyor ship off the base's coastline this summer.

Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale said the Defense Information Systems Agency had conducted a feasibility study. The agency put the tentative price of the fiber-optic cable at $40 million, which has been included in the fiscal 2013 budget.

Data delivery for the base, which is home to the war court and the prison camps' intelligence unit, has strained communications through a satellite system and planners looked at whether to expand that system or opt for fiber optics.

Source: United Press International, Inc.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

GlobeNet and Alcatel-Lucent extend undersea cable link to Colombia

Oi subsidiary GlobeNet and Alcatel-Lucent extend undersea cable link to Colombia to address fast-growing demand for broadband services
100G-capable extension will create a link with direct connectivity between Colombia and the United States, and from Colombia to Venezuela helping GlobeNet meet customer demand and expand its footprint  

Paris, June 29, 2012 - GlobeNet, Oi's international subsidiary provider of submarine capacity, and  Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have signed a contract to extend the GlobeNet submarine cable system to Colombia, supporting the exploding demand for broadband services between Colombia, the United States, and other Latin American countries.

This 100 Gigabit per second (100G) capable link will help GlobeNet provide a significant increase in capacity to support the deployment of next-generation wireless services and support the exploding demand for broadband services such as streaming media, online gaming, high-definition video and social media applications. This 1000km extension will create a link with direct connectivity between Colombia and the United States, and between Colombia and Venezuela. It will have a state-of-the-art design that provides the capability of supporting a future ultimate design capacity in excess of 8 Tbit/s on each connectivity path.

The GlobeNet submarine cable system currently spans 22,000 kilometers with landing points in Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza in Brazil, Maiquetía in Venezuela, St. David’s in Bermuda, Boca Raton Florida and Tuckerton in New Jersey, United States. With this extension which will land in Colombia’s Atlantic coast, GlobeNet further positions to offer ultra-fast low latency services on both protected routes between the United States and Latin America.

Erick W. Contag, Chief Operating Officer at GlobeNet, said: “GlobeNet is committed to meeting the need for high-quality capacity to offer an improved experience for all of our customers. Our collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent is based on our confidence in the low latency, reliability and speed of their solution, as well as their ability to seamlessly and efficiently introduce this extension to Colombia while maintaining all our existing network services.”

Philippe Dumont, President Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, said: “We arepleased to be selected by GlobeNetto expand their network and deliver the capacity to support the hunger for exciting new applications and services to Colombia. This project further highlights our leadership in the development of powerful, cost-effective submarine networks, and the importance Alcatel-Lucent plays in realizing the potential of a connected world, keeping customers’ costs in check”

The Alcatel-Lucent solution deployed for this project includes an integrated 100G capable wet plant of cable and high bandwidth repeaters, power feed equipment, and its 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with advanced coherent technology and offering unique flexibility to increase direct connectivity between countries. Designed to accommodate 10G/40G/100G wavelengths in the same platform, the Alcatel-Lucent 1620 LM enables seamless capacity upgrade on flexible grid for channel spacing without traffic interruption.

About GlobeNet

GlobeNet provides International capacity between North and South America over a dual ring-protected submarine cable system serving Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the U.S.A., and Venezuela. Covering a distance of more than 22,000 kilometers, this sophisticated submarine cable network system is fully redundant and offers the lowest latency available between the Americas. The network links cable landing stations in Tuckerton, NJ and Boca Raton, FL, USA, with cable landing stations in Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, St. David’s, Bermuda as well as Maiquetía (Caracas) Venezuela. GlobeNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazilian full-service telecommunications provider Oi.

About Oi

Oi is a pioneer company in the provision of bundled services in Brazil. A Oi offers local and long-distance voice transmission, mobile telephony, broadband and pay TV.  In March 2012, the company had 70,8 million revenue generating units (RGUs). This total includes 44.1 million in personal mobile segment, 18.6 million in residential segment and 8.1 million in business/corporate segment.

For the fourth consecutive year, Oi is part of the ISE - Corporate Sustainability Index portfolio of the BM&F BOVESPA, reflecting the company’s commitment to social responsibility and corporate sustainability. For the second consecutive year, Oi is also part of the IC02 — Carbon Efficiency Index — of the BM&F Bovespa.

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on:, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog: and follow the Company on Twitter:

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Telefonica del Peru SAA Appoints New CEO

Telefonica del Peru SAA announced that Mr. Alvaro Julio Badiola Guerra has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, with effect from June 30, 2012, for personal reasons. To fill in the vacant post, the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Cesar Augusto Linares Rosas as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company, with effect from July 1, 2012.

Fiber Optic Industry Monthly Reports - ElectroniCast Consultants

The monthly report provides summaries from recent ElectroniCast market/technology analysis, as well as several industry news items of interest…

Published:       Last week of each month
Text Pages:     Typically 20-30 pages
Deliver:            PDF File via E-Mail
Fee:                $1,200 per year (12-issues)

Note: Only one PDF file will be sent to the individual client; however, clients may forward (e-mail) copies to other individuals within their own company/organization.

Typical Outline:

(1)   ElectroniCast – Fiber Optic Oriented Market and Technology Overview (5-8 pages)

(2)   ElectroniCast – Fiber Optic Oriented Market and Technology Overview (5-8 pages)

(3)   Fiber Optic Industry News (10-15 pages)

a.      Venture Capital or Financial News
b.      New Products
c.      Fiber Optic Deployment/Installations
d.      Technology News

About ElectroniCast

ElectroniCast Consultants specializes in forecasting trends in communication networks and in the products used in those networks.  This includes technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning and consulting.

ElectroniCast Consultants, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, serves industrial companies, trade associations, government agencies, communication and data network companies and the financial community.  Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided.  ElectroniCast's goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities facing clients and to provide timely, accurate information for strategic planning.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OTDR for Data Centers

The leader manufacturer in tools and equipment for data network performance management and troubleshooting presented the new Optifiber PRO OTDR, an innovative product designed to facilitate the job of technicians and successfully solve issues in data networks.
Fluke Networks incorporates a new product to its Infrastructure Solutions Portfolio: Optifiber PRO OTDR, especially designed for businesses and data centric environments.
Due to the evolution of networks and Data Center architectures in companies, IT infrastructure administrators demand improved OTDR technologies to keep up with fiber optic network performance. OTDR tools designed for telecommunication networks are no longer acceptable: these are specialized infrastructures for users with wide training and experience in optical networks. Network engineers, SAN (Storage Area Network) designers and cable installers demand easy to-use, efficient OTDR tools in order to be able to minimize downtime in the network.
Anixter, leader in infrastructure solutions and global distributor of Fluke Networks products, accompanies the introduction of this innovative products in the entire Caribbean and Latin American region.

Source:  Newsletter Anixter Connection