Only 3.2% of accesses in the country use fiber optics.
The fiber optics network used by Matrix, one of Brazil’s largest technology companies, is one of its chief lures to win over new customers.
The Matrix network inaugurated last year ensures coverage of the São Paulo south side’s chief districts, and provides very high-speed connections for companies located in Itaim Bibi, Moema, Santo Amaro, Granja Julieta, Brooklin and Vila Olímpia, among others.
“Market data reflects that only 3.2% of broadband accesses take place by means of a fiber optics network, which is very little for market demand,” stated Matrix commercial director Alceu Cheuiche. He explained that fiber optics availability and security are incomparable. The Matrix fiber optics network ensures circuits with as much as 40 Gbps and provides for 10 Mbps Internet dedicated personalized corporate plans.
The great advantage of fiber optics lies in its band width, as sending data is different from the traditional means employing conventional cables. The signal in fiber optics is converted into light with the aid of converters integrated in the transmitters. This data conversion can take place with laser (monomode fibers) or with led (multimode fibers). In the case of the Matrix network, the option was for monomode cables that have a lower dispersion risk and work with a greater distance between re-transmitters.
To give an idea of speed, the usual copper wires employed in broadband connections provide roughly 10 Mbps, allowing downloads at almost 1.25 MB/s. Connections using fiber optics may rise to 40 Gbps and downloads can be of 5240 MB/s.