New 32 Tbps submarine cable transforms communications between US and Brazil
Boston, MA – 13-March-2012 – Seaborn Networks, LLC announced it will deploy Seabras-1, the first-ever submarine cable system to provide a direct route between the United States and São Paulo, Brazil.
Because this is the primary route for the majority of Internet, data and voice traffic between South America and the rest of the world, Seabras-1 transforms the speed and quality of communications throughout the region.
Seaborn is also the first submarine cable operator in the world to offer consortium-like pricing with the flexibility of a private cable capacity purchase.
The need for Seabras-1 is driven by the tremendous growth in Internet, data and voice traffic to and from Brazil.
“Seaborn is the first submarine cable operator in the world to offer consortium- like pricing with the flexibility of a private cable capacity purchase.”
According to Frost & Sullivan, investments in the Brazilian telecommunications market have not been this high since the 1998 privatization of the telecom industry, with telecom investments expected to total US$35 billion from 2011 through 2016.
The Brazilian Government has helped to drive this growth with the adoption of a National Broadband Plan as the country prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Existing submarine cables between the US and Brazil do not provide adequate capacity beyond 2016, even after taking into account potential capacity upgrades with new technology. In addition, these aging systems will have less than half of their engineering design life remaining when Seabras-1 is deployed.
Seabras-1 will be a 32 Tbps system that connects Miami and São Paulo, with a branch that lands in Fortaleza, Brazil. Activation is scheduled for 2014.
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.
Prior submarine systems designed, built and operated by Seaborn’s workforce represent a total of 75 landing stations, 250 points of presence and 250,000 km of submarine cable (more than 6X the circumference of the earth.)