Recently, GTAC a leading bandwidth wholesale operator in Mexico, has deployed an 800G commercial network in cooperation with Huawei, helping GTAC stand out on backbone network in Latin America.

February 28, 2024

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Recently, GTAC a leading bandwidth wholesale operator in Mexico, has deployed an 800G commercial network in cooperation with Huawei, helping GTAC stand out on backbone network in Latin America. The network uses 800G for core links and Super C6T technology for optical layers, with the maximum single-fiber capacity standing at 48 Tbit/s. In the future, the network will provide high bandwidth assurance for new services such as e-government, smart manufacturing, and FinTech in Mexico, accelerating digital transformation in the country.

Mexico is a pioneer in digital transformation in the continent, with its digital economy accounting for 25% of its total GDP. Digital industry model has affected all aspects of Mexicans' lives, evidenced by the emergence of mobile payment, online banking, asset management, and digital currency. The digital wave and service traffic surge in data centers have presented a huge challenge to Mexico's network transmission capacity. Against the backdrop, GTAC needs to increase its single-wavelength rate and expand its available spectrum range to improve the overall transmission capacity and build high-quality all-optical networks.

To address this challenge, GTAC worked with Huawei to upgrade its networks using Super C6T + 400G/800G technologies. Based on the live network, the first 800G link in Mexico has been deployed at the core nodes in Mexico city. The single-fiber capacity has been increased to 48 Tbit/s, meeting the transmission requirements of the live network in the areas which generate huge traffic. In addition, 3D mesh networks are built on ultra-long-span links where frequent fiber-cuts are detected, improving network availability. Stepping forward, besides deploying 800G in the areas with huge traffic demand, GTAC plans to deploy long-haul and high-performance 400G backbone networks all over Mexico in 2024 to build an all-optical base for next decade, contributing to the growth in Mexico's digital economy.

Emilio Flores Madero, CEO from GTAC said, "The successful deployment of the 800G all-optical network meets the bandwidth requirements raised by Mexico's to-Business services and business digitalization, providing optimal experience for enterprise digitalization. In the future, GTAC's backbone networks will upgrade towards 800G. GTAC will continue to work closely with Huawei in the ultra-high-speed optical transmission field to accelerate the application of innovative technologies and build a digital all-optical base for Mexico."

"We are glad to work with GTAC to deploy the 800G commercial network. This marks an important milestone for Huawei's ultra-high-speed and large-capacity OTN solutions”, said Victor Zhou, President of Huawei Transmission Network Domain. “In the future, Huawei will continue to innovate and provide high-quality, high-reliability, and sustainable optical transmission solutions to help GTAC achieve business success in digital transformation."

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