GlobeNet, an emerging submarine cable player, has finished the buildout of its subsea network to Colombia and has named UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones as an anchor tenant.
Built to address the growing demand for high speed capacity in Colombia, this route is an extension of GlobeNet's existing subsea cable system connecting the United States, Venezuela, Brazil, and Bermuda.
The subsea extension was built with its partner Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), which provided necessary professional services and its 1620 Light Manager optical device, which supports 100 Gbps transmission.
GlobeNet claims that the new link provides "the lowest latency route from Colombia to Brazil and complements GlobeNet's existing ring-protected International capacity service to Colombia."
It also features a new Cable Landing Station (CLS) located in Barranquilla on Colombia's Atlantic coast. The CLS also provides open access to other terrestrial providers in the country.
This extension to Colombia is another milestone for the subsea cable operator. Earlier this year, it completed construction of its Segment 5 subsea cable system, linking Bermuda and the United States with capacity of as much as 30 Tbps.
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