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Tata Communications announces intent to become anchor tenant customer on Seaborn Networks’ US-Brazil cable


Promising fastest route between Brazil’s major commercial centre and rest of world

New York (NYSE), Mumbai (BSE & NSE) & Boston – May, 10th, 2012 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of The New World of Communications, and Seaborn Networks, the developer and operator of the first direct submarine cable between the United States and São Paulo, Brazil, announce Tata Communications’ intent to become an anchor tenant customer on Seaborn Networks’ cable system.

Seaborn Network’s cable system, Seabras-1, will enable Tata Communications to provide fully integrated network services from Brazil to its networks in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and India.

“Latin America is a key region on the world stage and our plan to purchase capacity on Seabras-1 would ensure we have the fastest route between Brazil’s major commercial centre and the US. It aligns us with the most viable new subsea project in one of the fastest growing markets in the world”, says Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications. “This expansion would further extend the global reach of the Tata Global Network (TGN) and forms part of our strategic global connectivity plans.”

“With bandwidth and connectivity growth demand in Latin America at unprecedented levels, we look forward to having Tata Communications as an anchor tenant customer,” says Larry Schwartz, CEO, Seaborn Networks. “Tata Communications’ intended acquisition of capacity on Seabras-1 is indicative of the pent-up demand in the market for an express submarine cable route between the US and São Paulo.”

As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, the country is experiencing landmark development requirements in its telecommunications industry. 2011 telecommunications investments in Brazil exceeded US$11.8 billion, according to a recent report from Telebrasil*, and Pioneer Consulting** forecasts that international submarine capacity demand for Latin America will be more than 32 Tbps by 2020.

Seaborn Networks plans for the Seabras-1 system to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Posted on 10th May 2012

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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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