Subsea capacity boost for Brazil and Argentina

Subsea capacity boost for Brazil and Argentina

Telxius, a leading neutral telecommunications infrastructure operator with an extensive tower and submarine cable portfolio, has announced that it is providing diverse subsea capacity between Brazil and Argentina through a new submarine cable.

In fact the cable, called Tannat and connecting Santos (Brazil) with Las Toninas (Argentina), has now been declared open for business.

This 2,000-kilometre new-generation system adds to the Brusa and Junior cables on the Atlantic coast of Latin America to deliver what is described as the most modern and diverse end-to-end connectivity between the US, Brazil and Argentina. Telxius says that these three new-generation systems add redundancy to the company’s existing SAm-1.

The Tannat cable completes a main connectivity route between the US and key hubs in South America as a continuation of Brusa (Virginia Beach – Rio de Janeiro) and Junior (Rio de Janeiro – Santos).

Brusa has a capacity of 160 Tbps, with the highest-capacity direct connection between the US and South America and one of the highest in the world. Brusa connects Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza in Brazil, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Virginia Beach in the US via an 11,000 km, ultra-low-latency submarine cable. SAm-1, the 25,000 km subsea cable ring that surrounds Latin America, provides additional route diversity.

With the combination of these four cables, Telxius says it offers outstanding diverse and robust subsea network routes in Latin America.

Tannat, via Junior and Brusa, connects directly to the Virginia Beach Telxius CLS Campus featuring a direct backhaul to the world’s largest concentration of data centres in Ashburn in the US.

In addition, the Virginia Beach landing station provides direct access to the Marea and Dunant subsea cables, creating a global loop that connects South America, the US, Europe and beyond.


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