Futurecom watch: Telebrasil, Cisco, Unify, Napatech

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brazilian telecom operator Telebrasil announced on Tuesday a strategy to help position the country among the World Economic Forum's 30 most competitive economies by 2018 and among the 22 most competitive by 2022.

The plan, announced during the Futurecom ICT event being held this week in São Paulo, details 30 initiatives to encourage adoption of ICT and broadband particularly through solutions and applications in the areas of healthcare, education, social security, energy, agro-industry and water treatment, amongst others.

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According to a 2013 ICT in education study, 97% of Brazilian schools have internet access but only 39% have a training program in place for teachers and 12% a computer in the classroom.


Cisco Systems is presenting during Futurecom its Experience Suite which covers four technology areas – mobility, video, cloud and Evolved Programmable Network (EPN).

The company is making presentations on software defined networking (SDN) and intercloud, which is a global network of clouds it is planning to build with a set of partners and being architected for the so-called "Internet of Everything".

Cisco is an official supplier of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It is providing wireless and fixed networks, servers and IP routers, among other services and equipment.


Software and communications services provider Unify has appointed Reinaldo Ópice as Brazil country manager.

Ópice will retain his position as VP for channels in Latin America, announced in July.

Ópice has a degree in civil engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and IT channels, having worked for Microsoft, SiliconGraphics, IBM and Enterasys Networks.

Unify provides solutions that unify multiple networks, devices and applications into a single platform.

Ópice's new appointment was announced during Futurecom.


Danish network management provider Napatech is presenting during Futurecom solutions created from partnerships with Brazilian companies ForenseNet Technology and MT4 following the establishment of a Brazilian subsidiary in 2013.

The local unit is designed to help Brazilian software and systems integrator companies create network management solutions with speeds of up to 100Gbps.

ForenseNet Technology developed LUPA IDPS, a security device based on Napatech accelerators that combines detection and prevention of intrusion functionality and is designed for datacenter clients and large telecom operators.

MT4 created WLOG, a big data solution designed to collect and index systems logs.