Seaborn Networks establishes gateways with Equinix and Telx in US, Brazil

Seaborn Networks, an emerging submarine cable provider that's building out the 32 Tbps Seabras-1 cable network with a link between Sao Paulo, Brazil and the United States, has established Brazil gateways with both Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) and Telx.

Working with Equinix, Seaborn will make a connection into the data center provider's International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Equinix's host of customers, which includes a host of financial, networks, enterprise, content, cloud and IT services companies in Latin America, will now have a direct route between Sao Paulo and New York City.

Both Equinix and Seaborn gain the benefit of scale and reach from this new partnership.

Seaborn, explains Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks, "will get access to the single largest concentration of carriers, content providers and other companies that require a direct route between Sao Paulo and New York City." Likewise, Equinix will be able to meet the demands of customers that need access to and from Latin American markets.

In the United States, Seabras is establishing new gateways to Brazil in a number of Telx's New York City metro facilities, including the data center provider's soon-to-be completed NJR3 facility in Clifton, N.J. It will also get access to Telx's NYC1 facility at 60 Hudson Street and NYC2 facility at 111 8th Avenue, both in New York City.

By working with Telx, Seaborn will be able to reach major points of presence in New York and New Jersey.

Set to go live in Q1 2015, Seaborn has been making continual progress preparing the foundation for the proposed network. Last October, it employed Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) to build out the network and provide related network equipment and related management, system design, installation and system commissioning services.

Brazil's state-owned telco Telebrás is also going to build U.S.-to-Fortaleza submarine cable as part of a larger plan to improve the country's Internet connectivity with four main regions: the United States, Europe, Africa and the Southern Cone. Similar to other large-scale submarine cable projects, including the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE), Telebrás is also looking for network partners to help build their network.

For more:
- see the Equinix release
- and the Telx release

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