AFL’s new expansion initiative targets Brazil’s FTTH growth

AFL, a provider of fiber optic equipment, on Monday announced it is expanding its presence in Brazil to take advantage of emerging Fiber to the Home (FTTH) opportunities in the country.

Heading up the new Brazil effort is Tony Medeiros, who has been appointed as New Technology Consultant and Brasil Representative for AFL.

Located in Sao Paulo, Medeiros will oversee the company's efforts inside Brazil. He brings over 25 years of fiber optics experience, including test, turnup, installation and design of optical networks.

AFL's timing for to expand in Brazil couldn't be better.

In the past year alone, there's been no shortage of FTTH initiatives in Brazil. Service providers TIM Brazil and Telefonica Brazil have both launched large-scale FTTH plans.

TIM Brazil in May announced that has set a goal of reaching 1 million subscribers by 2017 with its Fiber to the Curb/Fiber to the Building (FTTC/FTTB) service under the 'Live' brand.

Likewise, Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) Brazil's goals are no less ambitious goal. As it struggles in its homeland country of Spain it has increased its capex spending in Latin America with a plan to bring FTTH service to about 1 million homes this year with an emphasis on the Sao Paulo region.

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