Seabras-1 cable final splice milestone

Seabras-1 cable final splice milestone

A new cable between New York, New York, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is almost ready. The SeaBras-1 cable has completed its final splice milestone, with the sub-sea elements completed on July 7th. The final test  phase is now conducted on the cable, prior to being Ready for Service, expected in the middle of August.

The cable is being laid by Seaborn Networks investing over $520mn in the project. The 6 pair, 72Tb/s cable runs from Wall Cable Landing Station in the US to Praia Grande in Brazil. Seaborn are offering products in SDH, wavelength and at 10Gbs and 100Gbs levels.

This is a tremendous achievement for both Seaborn and Seabras-1,” said Larry Schwartz, Chairman and CEO, Seabras Group and Seaborn Networks.

As the first direct cable between the two locations, it minimises over current routes. These take multiple hops, and are further from the ideal great circle path. They have also selected points ear-marked for additional spurs to both Brazil (Fortalezza and Rio de Janerio); the USA (Virgina Beach and Miami); and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. There is also potential to take the cable to Cape Town, South Africa.

An onward connection to Beunos Aires, Argentina is also planned via a separate cable (ARBR-1), planned by Seaborn and Grupo Werthein. This is a 4 pair 48Tb/s cable that extends from Praia Grande to Las Toninas, Argentina, before going overland to Beunos Aires.

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John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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