Seaborn acquires metro network capacity in São Paulo

13 March 2015 |


Seaborn Networks has acquired backhaul and metro fibre network capacity in São Paulo from Netell Telecom and Citatel Dutos e Fibras Opticas for its Brazil-US subsea cable.

Seaborn’s Seabras-1 cable will span 10,500km from New York, US to Santos, Brazil, and the additional capacity is expected to provide a diverse, dark fibre backhaul solution from Santos, as well as a dark fibre, mesh network solution to Seaborn’s PoP in Sao Paulo.

“This important milestone is the culmination of the strong relationship among the three companies that has developed over the past few years,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO at Seaborn Networks.

Netell has also purchased a substantial amount of capacity on Seabras-1 which it will use to serve both its regional and international carrier and enterprise customer base.

Seabras-1 is due to be ready for service at the end of next year and Schwartz added that Netell’s investment “validates the demand in Brazil for an independent, express submarine cable route between São Paulo and New York”.