Purchase provides first express route between Brazil and US major commercial centres
New Jersey – January 19th, 2015 – Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of CommunicationsTM, and Seaborn Networks, the developer and operator of the first express submarine cable between the United States and São Paulo, Brazil, announce Tata Communications’ investment for purchase of significant capacity in Seaborn Networks’ cable system between Brazil and US.
Genius Wong, Senior Vice President, Global Network Services, Tata Communications says, “Latin America is a key emerging region and growing market on the world stage and our investment in Seabras-1 is part of our plan to enhance our offerings into that region. With the Seabras-1 cable landing in Tata Communications’ Wall cable landing station in the US, this will also enable seamless extension of our TGN-network”
Tata Communications owns and operates the world’s largest and most advanced subsea fibre cable network. Today, over 24% of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network, and the company is the only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five by routes in five continents.
Larry Schwartz, Chief Executive Office, Seaborn Networks says, “With bandwidth and connectivity growth demand in Latin America at unprecedented levels, we are delighted to have Tata Communications as a strategic partner on Seabras-1. Tata Communications’ investment for significant capacity purchase in Seabras-1 is a clear indication of high demand in the market for an express submarine cable route between the US and São Paulo and seamless extension to other geographies in the world.”
Seaborn Networks plans for the Seabras-1 system to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2016.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of CommunicationsTM. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice.
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. www.tatacommunications.com
Forward Looking & Cautionary Statements
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About Seaborn Networks
Seaborn Networks is a developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, including Seabras-1 which is the first express submarine cable system between the US and Brazil. Seabras-1 is a 60 Tbps system that will connect New York and São Paulo, with a branch that lands in Fortaleza, Brazil. Activation will be in 2016. 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.humanstudio.com.
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