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Portugal-Brazil submarine cable now fully operational

New system judged 50% more efficient than previous networks which were routed through North America.

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New system judged 50% more efficient than previous networks which were routed through North America.

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The first high-speed submarine cable system between Europe and Latin America is now operating at its full capacity.

The state-of-the-art, low-latency submarine cable system directly connects Sines in Portugal with Fortaleza in Brazil, providing an unprecedented level of international connectivity.

Installed by EllaLink between digital infrastructure company Equinix’s international business exchange data centres in São Paulo, Lisbon and Madrid, the new system “allows a 50 per cent gain in performance between Brazil, Portugal and Spain, when compared to routes from previous data transiting North America”.

EllaLink cable submarine
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According to Equinix, “99 per cent of intercontinental traffic passes through submarine cables, with only 1 per cent of the traffic carried by satellite systems”.

The value of the global submarine cable market is expected to reach US$22 billion in 2025, “more than double that of 2019”, and may reach “US$30 billion in 2027”.

EllaLink says it was selected by Equinix “because of the company’s experience in providing next-generation subsea infrastructure, as well as thanks to its dense ecosystem” of networks, clouds, financial service providers and information technology providers.

In addition to its communications abilities, the new cable can also detect seismic activity, CLBrief reported.

 

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