Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BRICS Envision a 34,000km Cable Linking Developing Nations

The governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa unveiled plans for a new 34,000 submarine cable linking their nations to the United States.   The proposed BRICS Cable would be a 34 000 km, 2 fibre pair, 12.8 Tbps capacity, fibre optic system linking Russia, China, India, South Africa, Brazil to Miami.

Notably, it would bypass Europe as well as the Suez canal corridor. It would interconnect with the WACS cable on the West coast of Africa, and the EASSY and SEACOM cables on the East coast of Africa.