Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has started offering services using Fiber To The Room (FTTR) technology. The initiative, called Oi Fibra X, consists in extending the fiber optic network to every room, which means that users will be guaranteed access to fiber connection at high speed and with low latency throughout their homes, whichever room they are in. Oi will use FTTR to provide fixed Internet, landline phone and Pay TV (IPTV) services.
As announced at the launch event held on June 14 in Sao Paulo City, the company is already offering FTTR services in Blumenau City, Santa Catarina State, on a trial basis. Oi will be gradually launching these services in the other cities where it operates.
According to information disclosed at the event, the use of FTTR is unprecedented in Brazil and Latin America. Oi is working together with technology giant Huawei to implement this initiative.
Oi spokespeople asserted that this is the ideal solution for those who are “turning their places into smart homes or seeking to have excellent connectivity reaching the farthest corners of their houses and to connect several devices simultaneously.” The service will also be available to companies. At the same time, they explained that installation is very easy, for cabling is run on the outside of walls. Being ultra thin and transparent, cables do not disrupt room design or decoration.