Seaborn Networks reportedly collaborated with Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) to build a 10,700 km submarine cable system, dubbed Seabras-1, that can connect South America with the rest of the world.
A direct link between New York and San Paulo will be established as the new cable system and 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.
“Our management team has a long history of working with Alcatel-Lucent on other submarine cable projects, and we believe Alcatel-Lucent’s submarine technology is an invaluable tool to offer added-value and reliable services to our customers,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO at Seaborn.
Alcatel-Lucent maintained that once deployed, Seabras-1 will contribute other ongoing initiatives to enhance trans-continental connectivity for the benefit of the global consumer and business community, along with enhancing traffic protection in the region.
As per the contract, Alcatel-Lucent is required to supply 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 for building the cable system, which should be able to accommodate 100G wavelengths.
Alcatel-Lucent explained that its 1620 Light Manager (LM) is a DWDM terminal for use in repeated submarine cable systems. It can be used on systems operating at N x 10 Gb/s, either as an upgrade for existing systems or as a terminal for new systems.
Highlights of the Seabras-1 submarine cable system include lower latency between the financial and commercial centers of Brazil and the United States; shorter distance to most of the Mid-Atlantic region in the U.S.; lower costs for customers; easy onward connectivity to the rest of the world; more reliable network architecture than existing U.S. – Brazil systems; and enhanced route diversity with no dependencies on hurricane-prone Florida.
Edited by Braden Becker