Speedcast to Support Connectivity for Oliveira Energia Power Plants in Brazil
Brazilian power company Oliveira Energia has selected Speedcast to provide connectivity service to 42 power plants in Brazil’s Amazonas state. Speedcast’s Brazilian entity SC Caprock will deliver service under the multi-year agreement announced Dec. 7. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The agreement includes the now completed installation and launch of a C-band Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network, including delivery of a supervisory control system, CCTV, VOIP and internet access. The hub of the VSAT network has been installed at Oliveira Energia’s headquarters in Manaus, which is operated remotely from the company’s Brazilian teleport network operations center. SC Caprock will also deliver equipment leasing, field maintenance and network monitoring.
“With the SC Caprock link, we have stability in the connection and very high availability, when compared to other technologies,” commented Heitor Cândido, technical director at Oliveira Energia. “We started our project with an internet link, in Ku-band, but we soon identified that it would not serve for our supervision and control of the plants. We searched for other solutions, and SC Caprock provided the definitive one.”