Telebras to roll out backbone network in three cities by year-end

Brazilian state-owned telecoms company Telecomunicacoes Brasileiras (Telebras) has revealed it plans to complete the deployment of a backbone network in the cities of Fortaleza, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by the end of the year. The telco said it recently finished the rollout of a fibre-optic backbone network in the capital Brasilia, and work is expected to be completed in Porto Alegre in early 2012.

Seperately, Telebras has been tasked by the Brazilian government to establish a countrywide broadband plan and build out a 23,000 km open access fiber backbone network.

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