Colombia has a new submarine cable landing to the east. GlobeNet announced today the completion of its subsea extension, bringing both direct connectivity to Miami and a lower latency path between Colombia and Brazil into play.
Brazil-based GlobeNet first unveiled its plans to expand to the Colombian coast almost a year and a half ago, with Colombia’s UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones as the first anchor tenant. They had other connectivity into Colombia already of course, but the new landing station in Barranquilla on Colombia’s Atlantic coast complements that well. Alcatel-Lucent provided the cable laying and the gear to light it.
Over the summer the Brazilian infrastructure fund BTG announced that it would be purchasing GlobeNet from Oi, although I haven’t heard the deal has closed yet.
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