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Seaborn Networks and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks Win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award


Paris and Boston, May 30, 2016 – Seaborn Networks, a preeminent developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems, and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), now part of Nokia, announced today they have won the 2016 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for Wholesale Service Innovation.

This distinguished award is in recognition of the development and building of Seaborn’s Seabras-1 US-Brazil subsea cable system. Seaborn is the developer and operator and, together with Partners Group, owns the system. ASN is building the system for Seaborn on a turnkey basis.

Seaborn completed its US$500 million financing for the 72Tbps Seabras-1 system in Q4 2015. Manufacturing of the full system is ongoing and, when completed in Q2 2017, will provide the first-ever direct point-to-point route between New York City and São Paulo.

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, now part of Nokia, leads the industry in terms of capacity and installed base with more than 580,000 km of optical submarine cables/systems deployed worldwide. From traditional telecom to new oil and gas applications, ASN provides every part of a global undersea transmission network, all tailored to the customer’s needs. An extensive service portfolio completes its comprehensive offering for the submarine business, including project management, installation and commissioning and marine operations and maintenance performed by its fleet of seven cable ships.

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks Press Contact
Francesca Cazzaniga
T : +33 (01) 60 40 11 96

Seaborn Networks is a developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems with an independent cable operator model, including Seabras-1. Seabras-1 is the first direct point-to-point submarine cable system between the United States and Brazil. Seabras-1 is a 72Tbps system that will connect New York and São Paulo. Seaborn was founded by successful submarine cable and wholesale carrier executives with experience in designing, building and operating many of the world’s largest submarine and terrestrial networks. For additional information, see

Seaborn Networks Press Contact
Kate Wilson
T: +1 978 377 8366

Posted on 30th May 2016

About Seaborn

Seaborn atends global communications needs in the Americas, providing Transport, Ethernet Private Line and IP services. Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its subsea and land-based cable infrastructure. POPs, Terrestrial Backhaul and Cable Landing Station of submarine cables are owned by Seaborn. Seaborn’s team has designed, built and operated more submarine cable systems than any other telecommunications team, including more than 75 Cable Landing Stations, 250 global POPs and 250,000 km of submarine fiber optic cables. Visit for more information or follow us on LinkedIn.

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