Seaborn Networks checked off another few boxes yesterday on its to-do list for the new submarine cable system hooking up the US with Brazil they’ve been working on. They’ve now lined up additional connectivity options in the New York metro area and established their primary gateway location down in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
In the US, Seabras-1 will be establishing gateways in several of Telx’s facilities: NJR3 in Clifton, NYC1 at 60 Hudson, and NYC2 at 111 8th Avenue. We had already learned in January that Seaborn was putting a node in CoreSite’s planned NY2 Secaucus facility.
And in Brazil, they’ve chosen their primary home to be in Equinix’s SP2 facility in Sao Paolo, the city which has emerged as the primary bandwidth destination in South America.
Last summer Seaborn Networks decided to eschew the usual Florida landing and opted for a direct route between New York and Sao Paolo, with a branch in Fortaleza. The shorter route to the Brazilian financial center will offer latencies of just 104ms when the 32Tbps system goes online in early 2015.
While most of the other proposed projects in the South Atlantic seem to be still lining up support, Seabras-1 has been making steady public progress. Alcatel-Lucent will be doing the heavy lifting, and as of the beginning of this year, the marine route surveys were underway.
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