18 January 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Megaport is to enter into a global platform and exclusive South American licensing agreement with Seaborn Networks.
Seaborn Networks will have exclusive rights to deploy Megaport-enabled broadband on demand solutions in South America and for international connectivity to and from South America. Megaport will also gain accessibility to Seaborn’s Seabras-1 cable between New York, US, and São Paulo, Brazil, which has a committed ready-for-service date of June 2017.
"A strategic alliance such as this with Seaborn Networks, enables us to leverage our unique SDN to provide cloud connections between North and South American enterprises in a flexible, cloud agnostic manner," said Denver Maddux, CEO of Megaport.
"Seaborn was an easy choice for a strategic alliance and exclusive South American partnership with a long list of mutual benefits, like minded executive teams and a shared desired to disrupt the natural markets using leading technology and software. As Megaport continues to expand our global reach and diversification of services, partners like Seaborn will be a key focus in creating a truly neutral, global platform."
The strategic alliance will also establish the first third party operated Megaport point of presence (PoP) in São Paulo, Brazil, and Seaborn customers will have access to over 140 Megaport-enabled data centres.
Larry Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Seaborn Networks, added: "We share Megaport's vision regarding the opportunity to roll out these broadband-on-demand capabilities on the US-Brazil route as well as throughout other South American markets. We are excited to be able to have the exclusive rights to deploy Megaport's elastic interconnection services throughout South America and look forward to working with the Megaport team."