Seaborn Networks already has one cable system under construction, and now they’ve added another project. Seaborn has announced an agreement with the Argentine investment company Grupo Werthein to build and operate a new submarine cable system. Called ARBR, the new system will stretch along the South American coast between Argentina and Brazil.
Seaborn’s Seabras-1 cable system is expected to be in service in just a few months, connecting New York City with Sao Paolo via the Jersey Shore and Fortaleza. With various branching units along the way, additional projects were always a logical possibilities.
The new ARBR cable system will extend that reach down from Sao Paolo to Buenos Aires. Its endpoints will be in the same landing station at Praia Grande where Seabras-1 comes ashore and somewhere near Las Toninas in Argentina. The design calls for four fiber pairs capable of carrying some 48Tbps, and the target date is sometime in the second half of 2018.
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