First new route to provide direct connectivity from Argentina to Brazil and the United States since 2001
Ever since the inception of its flagship 23,500 km submarine cable system, GlobeNet, a leading provider of telecom infrastructure in the Americas, has been making continuous upgrades to its network infrastructure. Today, at ITW 2018, the company unveiled its latest project – a new 2,500 km submarine cable that will link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
The new infrastructure effectively connects the Southern Cone of South America to the United States and the world. With infrastructure already deployed in Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, GlobeNet’s latest expansion is designed to attract OTTs, cloud providers and carrier customers looking to enhance their reach throughout the region.
“Our submarine cable, designed to satisfy low latency and high capacity demands, will be the first new route to provide direct connectivity from Argentina to Brazil and the United States since 2001. As a result, individuals and enterprises in the Southern Cone will be able to enjoy unparalleled capabilities when streaming content, accessing cloud services and interconnecting with data centers all over the world.” – Eduardo Falzoni, CEO of GlobeNet.
The new subsea cable system will use the latest technology and feature a state-of-the-art design for the best architectural configuration. It will connect GlobeNet’s cable landing station in Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo via a landing point in the nearby municipality of Praia Grande. From there, the cable will link Buenos Aires via a landing point in Las Toninas, a coastal town southeast of the Argentinian capital. GlobeNet expects the new cable system to be ready for service in the first half of 2020.
Since ITW last year, GlobeNet has made significant contributions to improved connectivity throughout Latin America. The company recently announced a new level IV data center in Barranquilla, Colombia as well as a new central interconnection point (IPX) for the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br) at GlobeNet’s Internet Exchange Point in Fortaleza, Brazil. Last week, GlobeNet also released its new Cloud Connect Service, which gives its customers a direct, private bandwidth connection to global cloud providers.
To learn more about GlobeNet, visit the company’s website at www.globenet.com.