The Internet has become large and important. The submarine cables are scattered everywhere from land to sea and these submarine cable networks are meant to provide unstoppable Internet service.
To provide fully integrated network services from Sao Paulo in Brazil to New York, Seaborn Networks has signed a turnkey contract with Alcatel Lucent (News - Alert).
Under this agreement, both the companies will use Seabras-1, a new 10,700 km submarine cable system that will create a direct route between New York and Sao Paulo in Brazil, with a branch to Fortaleza, Brazil.
Seaborn Networks and Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) have already commenced the permit acquisition and marine survey work for the project.
The 100 Gigabit per second (100G) Seabras-1 system will deliver new capacity on the primary route for the majority of Internet, data and voice traffic between South America and the rest of the world. In addition, this new system will support a wide variety of consumer and business broadband services between two of the world’s most connected societies.
“Our management team has a long history of working with Alcatel-Lucent on other submarine cable projects, and we believe Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading submarine technology is an invaluable tool to offer added-value and reliable services to our customers,” said Larry Schwartz, Seaborn Networks’ CEO.
The Alcatel-Lucent solution to be deployed for this project includes an integrated 100G wet plant of cable and high bandwidth repeaters, power feed equipment, and its 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with advanced coherent technology and offering unique flexibility to increase direct connectivity between countries.
After this partnership, Sao Paulo and New York will be connected via a 10,400 km segment directly and route diversity via a 350 km branch to Fortaleza, Seabras-1 will also enhance traffic protection in the region.
“Seabras-1 will be the first direct route between New York and Sao Paulo and also the longest 100G transoceanic link to date. Once deployed, it will contribute with other ongoing initiatives to enhance transcontinental connectivity, for the benefit of the global consumer and business community,” said in a statement Philippe Dumont, president of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks.
Edited by Brooke Neuman