Seaborn Networks, an emerging submarine cable provider, is lighting up a direct route on its Seabras-1 system between Sao Paulo, Brazil and New York City.
Targeting business and financial service companies, Seabras-1's new landing in the New York metro area will connect directly to the cable landing in Sao Paulo. The new route will complement the branching units it will have in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Capacity along this route will be provided to interested customers on a POP-to-POP basis. It will also provide a route from all three of its landings to the NAP of the Americas and other POPs in Miami, Fla.
Among the many benefits that Seabras is touting along this route is lower latency between Brazil and the United States. The service provider said that its New York-to-Sao Paulo route is engineered at 104ms for POP-to-POP service.
Latin America-based customers would benefit with shorter distances to key Mid-Atlantic region states including Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., which are closer to New York metro area than traditional submarine routes that have landing stations only in Miami.
Outside of the United States, the New York metro link will provide customers an instant international gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Africa via trans-Atlantic cables and enables high speed routes to the West coast of the United States, to connect to Asia via trans-Pacific cables.
"The decision to land in the New York metropolitan area instead of Miami is in response to significant customer demand," said Larry Schwartz, Seaborn Networks' Chief Executive Officer. "By offering improvements to latency, onward connectivity and reliability, Seabras-1 is a compelling choice for carriers, content providers, governments and others that value a direct, low latency route between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil and the United States."
While Florida has been a major landing route for submarine cable systems connecting the U.S. with Latin America, hurricanes in the region can cause potential outages. Sebras' new route will resonate with businesses and wholesale carrier customers that want an alternative or protection route.
Seaborn is not the only service provider interested in the Brazil to U.S. route. Telebras, Brazil's state-owned telco, is also building a new U.S.-to-Fortaleza, Brazil route.
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