Eletronet chooses Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine fiber-optic cable for Tier 1 DIA in Brazil

Brazil's national service provider, Eletronet, said that it has chosen Seaborn Networks and its international Seabras-1 submarine fiber-optic cable system to provide Tier 1 dedicated Internet access (DIA) in Brazil. Eletronet delivers wavelength and Ethernet services to Brazilian Internet service providers through 16,000 km of fiber capacity and 155 points of presence (PoPs) in 18 Brazilian states. With Seaborn's Seabras-1 DIA, Eletronet can provide IP transit services worldwide on a new reliable, fast route.

Brazil's national service provider, Eletronet, said that it has chosen Seaborn Networks and its international Seabras-1 submarine fiber-optic cable systemto provide Tier 1 dedicated Internet access (DIA) in Brazil. Eletronet delivers wavelength and Ethernet services to Brazilian Internet service providers through 16,000 km of fiber capacity and 155 points of presence (PoPs) in 18 Brazilian states. With Seaborn's Seabras-1 DIA, Eletronet can provide IP transit services worldwide on a new reliable, fast route, the provider says.

Seabras-1 is a low-latency submarine fiber optic route linking Brazil and New York. Delivering international capacity, Seaborn's Seabras-1 assures reliability, while minimizing shared traffic issues for international IP in Brazil. This past September, Seaborn announced that Seabras-1 was operational (see "Seabras-1 submarine network operational with Infinera XTS-3300 meshponders").

According to Eletronet, Seaborn's Seabras-1 offers the company a high-speed IP services and burst capabilities footprint, with direct interconnects to important content delivery networks, content providers, cloud networks, and all Tier 1 networks worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased to have this Tier 1 IP solution from Seaborn," said Anderson Mendes Jacopetti, Eletronet's chief technology officer. "Because Seaborn owns and operates one of Brazil's newest and most direct international submarine backbones and also has all-underground metro and backhaul fiber networks in Brazil, these factors further enhance the reliability of Seaborn's dedicated Internet access solution."

In 2001, Eletronet built a national optical network based on the electricity infrastructure of Electrobrás after announcing plans for a high-speed optical network to reach 94% of Brazil's population (see "Eletronet to build optical network in Brazil").

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