Seaborn selects Infinera to launch network services on AMX-1

Seaborn selects Infinera to launch network services on AMX-1

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Infinera and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) have launched subsea network services on Seaborn’s segment of the America Movil Submarine Cable System-1 (AMX-1), connecting the US and Brazil.

Powered by Infinera’s XT Series submarine network platforms, featuring Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology, Seaborn’s new network benefits from modernised architecture and enhanced spectral efficiency, enabling the company to optically bypass cable landing stations and reduce network costs.

“Our longstanding relationship with Infinera and this collaboration have enabled us to cost-efficiently address our customers’ growing capacity demands with reliable, low-latency solutions purpose-built for subsea transport,” said Paul Cannon (pictured), vice president of engineering & operations at Seaborn.

“Key factors in Seaborn’s selection of Infinera’s solutions are its history of consistently delivering industry-leading optical engines and the roadmap for its ICE6 800G generation technology.”

To meet the growing global bandwidth needs across the Americas, Seaborn operates two cable systems, Seabras-1 and AMX-1, both powered by Infinera solutions.

Specifically, Seaborn’s AMX-1 cable system provides transport, Ethernet private line, and IP services on a diverse path from its Seabras-1 cable, connecting Rio de Janeiro and Jacksonville, Florida, to offer its customers high-capacity, low-latency connectivity services.

“We’re pleased to partner with Seaborn to provide submarine network services enabling the company to operate a resilient, high-capacity network,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president of sales at Infinera.

“Infinera’s optical engines consistently demonstrate proven benefits in subsea applications, delivering superior spectral efficiency while significantly lowering network costs. With Infinera’s optical engine, Seaborn has the network capacity needed today and can seamlessly upgrade its network in the future to Infinera’s ICE6 800G generation coherent technology with ease as bandwidth demands dictate.”

In related news, at the start of the month, Seaborn named Steve Orlando of Zayo as its CEO, three months after the group emerged from bankruptcy protection.

Orlando was senior VP of fibre solutions for Zayo’s central region, based in Detroit, until his new appointment, having joined from Level 3 Communications, where he spent more than 10 years, and before that Verizon, MCI and Global Crossing.

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