Seabras-1 submarine cable system chosen to provide Tier 1 dedicated internet access in Brazil

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Brazil's national service provider, Eletronet, has selected Seaborn Networks’ international submarine fibre-optic cable system, Seabras-1, to provide Tier 1 dedicated internet access in Brazil.

The Seabras-1 system is a six-fibre pair, 72Tb/s submarine cable system. The first to offer a direct Point of Presence (POP) to POP transoceanic system, it provides a lower-latency submarine fibre optic route directly between New York and São Paulo (see Partners Group funds Seabras-1 cable linking US and Brazil). As a platform it affords Eletronet with a global footprint of dedicated high-speed IP services and burst capabilities, with direct interconnects to all major content delivery networks, content providers and cloud networks, as well as all Tier 1 networks.

The provider has 155 PoPs and 16,000km of fibre capacity, providing wavelength and Ethernet services to internet service providers throughout Brazil and the Seabras-1 system has been added to provide the ability to deliver IP transit services globally to its customers on a more reliable and faster route.

Commenting on the partnership, Anderson Mendes Jacopetti, Eletronet's chief technology officer said: ‘Because Seaborn owns and operates one of Brazil's newest and most direct international submarine backbones and also has all-underground metro and backhaul fibre networks in Brazil, these factors further enhance the reliability of Seaborn's dedicated internet access solution.’

Added Larry Schwartz, Seaborn's chairman and CEO: ‘We are grateful to have been selected to provide dedicated internet access to Eletronet, as it is the largest provider of transport connectivity in Brazil. The Eletronet-Seaborn partnership reflects the culmination of a long-standing strong relationship between the two companies.’

Seabras has previously sold capacity on Seabras-1 to a variety of large and small telecom companies and other customers either via indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) or short-term leases, including Microsoft and Tata Communications (see Microsoft steps up submarine cable investment).

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