GlobeNet undersea cable route to link Colombia and Miami

GlobeNet, a provider of submarine capacity and a subsidiary of Brazil’s Oi, has announced plans for an express route from its future landing on Colombia’s Atlantic coast to Miami. UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones, the largest Internet provider in Colombia where it also acts as a full-service telecom operator, has signed a long-term agreement with GlobeNet to become the anchor tenant on the new subsea route.

GlobeNet, a provider of submarine capacity and a subsidiary of Brazil’s Oi, has announced plans for an express route from its future landing on Colombia’s Atlantic coast to Miami. UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones, the largest Internet provider in Colombia where it also acts as a full-service telecom operator, has signed a long-term agreement with GlobeNet to become the anchor tenant on the new subsea route.

The new route will be a direct extension from GlobeNet’s existing subsea cable system connecting the USA, Venezuela, Brazil, and Bermuda. The dual ring-protected submarine cable system covers a distance of more than 22,000 km. The new link will create the lowest latency route from Colombia to Brazil, GlobeNet asserts.

The extension will use DWDM technology capable of supporting data rates of 10 Gbps, 40Gbps, and 100Gbps. The new build is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Said Erick W. Contag, COO of GlobeNet, “We have a strong focus on serving the Latin America region and are committed to supporting Colombia’s growth and development of its ICT infrastructure. Furthermore, GlobeNet is pleased to enter into a strategic agreement with UNE, Colombia’s leading telecommunication’s operator, who is pioneering 4G/LTE and IPTV deployments in their country. UNE will benefit from unsurpassed international capacity to service their growing customer base.”

“We look forward to strengthening our long-term relationship with GlobeNet as we share a vision to contribute to the positive development of Colombia,” added Marc Perret Eichmann, president of UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones. “This new subsea cable system will allow UNE to meet its aggressive broadband Internet and 4G/LTE growth projections resulting in important benefits to our customers.”


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