More than 500,000 citizens of the working-class district of Povo do Acre, located in the northwest of Brazil, have an Internet connection thanks to the collaboration of the Spanish company Pandora FMS.
Pandora FMS brings the Internet to 500,000 people in Brazil
The solution is part of the project Floresta Digital, whose objective is to bring free Internet connection to all citizens of the State.
In total, according to official calculations, there are more than 700,000 citizens distributed in 22 municipalities.
However, the first steps of the project are aimed at benefiting about half a million Brazilians.
Pandora FMS, whose global experience has led the Spanish company to work for brands such as Rakuten, Repsol or Toshiba, is responsible for developing the management and control of the network environment. That is, through the company’s solution, the Acre government can know through a single console the situation of its entire connection network.
For example, if it fails at some point or if there is some slowdown in connection speed.
“The peculiarity of this project is that the authorities of Acre have managed to develop this IT control with the free version of Pandora FMS.
The simplest but, despite this, efficient enough in fact to meet its objective”, recognizes Sancho Lerena, CEO of the Spanish company.
Pandora FMS system allows to monitor all the environment’s information.
That way, it is possible to have a broad vision of how the entire connection works, which areas are more critical and where any setback should be anticipated.
A monitoring that improves the performance both technologically and in economic terms.
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The technology offered by the Spanish company allows one to see how the infrastructure is distributed and offers the ability to intervene quickly should there be any issue such as the high consumption of bandwidth in any location or the connection failure in any city.
In addition, the Brazilian administration has managed to reduce costs.
By having control and enough information about how all their technological deployment is working, it is possible to manage the workforce more efficiently.
They reduce unnecessary trips and, in turn, allowances and travel expenses to check the status of some connection point.
“The project to bring free internet to half a million people was already a challenge for Brazilian administrations.
Doing it initially with the free version of Pandora FMS added difficulty.
Despite everything, Acre’s teams have adapted to technology demonstrating that digital environments will be increasingly present in every public administration”, explains Sancho Lerena.