EllaLink and Telxius to bring next-gen connectivity to Latam

EllaLink and Telxius to bring next-gen connectivity to Latam and Europe

28 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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The EllaLink Group and Telxius have entered into a collaboration agreement for international subsea capacity and terrestrial connectivity in Latin America.

The agreement includes cable landing facilities in Fortaleza, Brazil and the infrastructure owned by EllaLink and Telxius will enable European traffic to reach all the major cities in Brazil and across Latin America.

“I am delighted to announce our collaboration with Telxius, which supports EllaLink’s primary objective of providing advanced products and services on a carrier neutral and open access basis,” said Diego Matas (pictured), chief operating officer of EllaLink. “The Telxius facility in Fortaleza provides the ideal landing solution for a next generation subsea system like EllaLink, while strengthening Telxius’ transatlantic route diversity.”

Currently under construction, the EllaLink cable is a 4-fibre part system, delivering the first direct link between Europe and Latin America. Back in August, Capacity caught up with Vincent Gatineau, chief marketing & sales officer, and Diego Matas, company’s plans for next few months and their perspective of the subsea cable industry as a whole.

“We are proud to closely work with EllaLink on this project, which will further advance communications between Europe and Latin America,” added Rafael Arranz, chief operating officer of Telxius for its Cable Business. “This collaboration will leverage on the extensive Telxius’ subsea cable network and its terrestrial extensions across Latin America. In particular, Telxius’ Fortaleza cable landing station interconnects subsea cables stretching towards three continents: America (Central and North), Africa and Europe (with EllaLink). Telxius’ BRUSA, with its 138 Tbps, is currently the highest capacity and lowest latency subsea cable connecting the Americas, potentially extending EllaLink’s reach and ability to serve their customers even further.”

Telxius recently opened the doors to its Derio Communications Hub in EMEA. Located in the North of Spain, the new hub is situated a few kilometres away from the landing station for the MAREA cable and has been developed in response to the growing demand from communication services.