So why does this matter? Lots of new cables are in the works. In fact, Latin America itself is going through a submarine cable boom.
In a nutshell: connecting the U.S. and South America through a city that’s not Miami is significant.
Latin America remains heavily connected to the U.S. in international connectivity.
In the case of the Seabras-1, we see the promise of lower latency between the financial and commercial centers of Brazil and the U.S., as well as a shorter overall distance between Brazil and the Mid-Atlantic. Presumably, BRUSA will do the same next year.
The Seabras-1 is operated and maintained from the Seaborn Network offices in the United States and Brazil. The new cable has a current maximum design capacity of 72Tbps, and Seaborn intends to include multiple branching units. This will allow for future expansion in North and South America.
BRUSA, a private cable built and operated by Telxius, will be nearly 11,000 kilometers, linking Rio de Janeiro and Virginia Beach.
Monet is a 6-fiber pair cable system with a potential capacity of of 60 Tbps. It’s owned by Algar Telecom, Angola Cables, ANTEL, and Google.
This post originally appeared on the NYNOG blog.
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