Brazil's Telebras to complete fiber build to 3 cities by end of 2011

Telebras, the state-run incumbent service provider, is on track to light up new fiber backbone networks in at least three cities by the end of December this year.

Among the cities in the latest buildout phase are Fortaleza, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

With the rollout of a fiber backbone in the country's capital city of Brasilia complete, the telco said it has plans to complete work on the Porto Alegre segment early next year.

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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