GlobeNet connects US and Brazil at speed in time for Olympic games

11 May 2016 |

GlobeNet, a wholesale provider of data network and infrastructure services in the Americas, has introduced a 100Gbps wavelength service from New York and Miami, US, to major data centres in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The service enables reliable, high-speed connectivity into the two key cities in the South American market.

GlobeNet’s wavelength services deliver high-speed point-to-point, bi-directional connectivity via dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology. As a more flexible alternative to dark fibre, GlobeNet’s wavelengths are able to support diverse application types and protocols such as SONET/SDH, IP and ATM, eliminating unnecessary overhead and functional duplication across the network.

Erick Contag, CEO of GlobeNet said: “By providing 100Gbps wavelengths between the US and the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, GlobeNet further demonstrates its dedication to providing carriers and service providers with secure, low latency and reliable connectivity to and from Brazil.” 

GlobeNet’s regional expertise led to the expansion of its network reach into Sao Paulo, adding a point of presence (PoP) at Equinix’s SP2 in October 2015. The carrier offers its high performance capacity to support major regional events, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games.

Contag said: “In just a few months, Brazil will be placed on the world stage as it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games. Coverage of over 300 medal events will be distributed to millions of viewers around the globe, causing the amount of data transmitted between the U.S. and South America to skyrocket. Services such as GlobeNet’s 100Gbps wavelength will ensure that international viewers are able to enjoy the games uninterrupted and in real-time.”