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Padtec’s SLTE solution is certified by a US regulatory agency

The company’s solution for terrestrial submarine systems terminals was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of United States.

Padtec, one of the world’s leading optical communications systems, today announced the approval of its Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE) solution, which includes the new transponder for ultra-long distances – fully developed in Brazil – by the Federal Communications Commission, the telecommunications regulatory body in the United States. As a result of the company’s research and development efforts, the product is part of the LightPad i6400G platform and features optical specifications compatible with terrestrial and submarine systems thousands of kilometers without repetition in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical systems.

This is an important step for the expansion of the presence of the Brazilian supplier in the North American market. “FCC approval opens a relevant door for Padtec’s business growth in North America, a region that has a strong underwater optical transmission market driven primarily by the ever-growing demand for broadband access,” says Manuel Andrade, Padtec’s CEO.

During the certification process, interference and electromagnetic compatibility tests were performed. The goal was to prove that the products do not emit electromagnetic waves beyond the limits set by US law. “Success in testing strengthens the quality of Brazilian engineering, showing that it is at the same level as the most advanced in the world’s optical transmission market”, says Manuel.