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12 October 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Seaborn Networks and Aqua Comms have partnered to create a new route between São Paulo and London via subsea cable.
Seaborn’s subsea fibre network between São
Paulo and New York, with Aqua Comms’ subsea fibre
network between New York, Dublin and London,
Seaborn’s Seabras-1 subsea cable system now
directly interconnects with Aqua Comms' America-Europe
Connect-1 (AEConnect) network.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with Aqua Comms to
offer this precedent-setting Europe to South America route,"
said Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks. "Our
organizations are like-minded operators with a shared view of
how to offer best-in-class solutions for telecommunications
companies, content providers, ISPs, governments and
The new offering, which will become exclusively available
through Seaborn Networks and Aqua Comms, will interconnect in
Secaucus, New Jersey, in the location of Seaborn's primary
network operations centre.
Customers of Aqua Comms and Seaborn will be able to contract
through either Seaborn or Aqua Comms, in addition to a number
of other benefits including: consolidated capacity contracts
and billing with industry-leading SLAs; the newest network
architecture with 100Gbps coherent technology on an end-to-end
solution; Seaborn's proprietary ultra-low latency solutions for
financial institution and of course a route to and from South
America that avoids the hurricane-prone areas of Florida, the
Caribbean and Bermuda.
Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms, said: "Aqua Comms and
Seaborn share heritage and a common ethos for efficiently
providing innovative, flexible and reliable connectivity
solutions to the Atlantic telecommunications market. We both
specialize in developing, constructing and operating modern,
sophisticated submarine cable systems, and partnering will help
us provide customers with the benefits of both conjoined
Only last month, Seaborn Networks and its technology partner
Infinera, completed trials on the newly opened cable
demonstrating higher efficiencies. While back in May, Aqua Comms appointed Andy
Hudson as its chief networks officer and Kevin Foley as its
chief financial officer.