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October
2014
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Europe/Amsterdam

BT enhances resilience of its satellite network in Brazil

Summary

BT announced today it has further improved its satellite network resilience in Brazil by investing in a new teleport to provide site backup in situations where transmission at the main teleport might deteriorate due to adverse meteorological conditions.

Customers will benefit from improved service through a custom made solution based on local research

BT announced today it has further improved its satellite network resilience in Brazil by investing in a new teleport to provide site backup in situations where transmission at the main teleport might deteriorate due to adverse meteorological conditions. The new teleport has been established in Jaguariúna, 30 km from BT’s main teleport site in Hortolândia.

Located at the Flex Business Park, the new site was chosen based on a detailed study of the region’s micro-climate and topographic conditions to minimize the odds of both sites being affected by weather at the same time. The business park hosts a number of Brazilian and multinational companies and meets the best operations and safety standards.

In the event of link degradation at the primary site in Hortolândia, data traffic will automatically switch over to the secondary site in Jaguariúna, thus minimising data loss and ensuring continuity of service. The two sites are connected via a fully duplicated fibre-optic connection.

The system runs on teleport hub software developed to BT’s specifications. It is a result of studies conducted jointly by BT’s Latin American teams with Ku band signal propagation experts for system optimisation.

BT’s São Paulo teleport in Hortolândia mainly carries traffic for corporate customers over VSAT links. BT today connects over 40,000 sites across the region for customers ranging from government agencies to multinational companies from a variety of industry sectors.

Javier Semerene, vice president for Latin America at BT Global Services, said: “This innovative solution reinforces BT’s position as the network service provider of choice for business customers in Brazil. It helps increase service availability and keeps clients’ systems connected regardless of weather conditions. Due to the seamless handover to the secondary site, customers’ applications will not be affected. The solution brings together BT‘s long established expertise in satellite communications with an innovative approach we developed in the region, helping companies deliver a great performance.even in some of the more challenging meteorological conditions