Monday, October 8, 2012

GlobeNet Upgrades Cable Linking the Americas

GlobeNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi (formerly Brasil Telecom), is nearing completion of a major upgrade to its submarine cable network connecting the Americas. This upgrade will bring GlobeNet’s network capacity to 1.2Tbps, doubling its current lit capacity.

GlobeNet operates a dual ring-protected subsea network spanning more than 22,000 km connecting North and South America.

GlobeNet also announced the completion of extensive trials with multiple coherent 100G technology platforms, demonstrating its capability to carry over 12Tbps over its four fiber pair subsea cable system, delivering more than ten times the capacity than the original design.

"Our network is ready today to support the future growth in Latin America, and in particular Brazil, where we are already seeing an increase in demand for networks to address high performance applications and services, such as 4G/LTE, FFTH, IPTV including HD and 3D video programming, and support of major sporting events taking place in Brazil in the coming years," stated Erick W. Contag, COO of GlobeNet.

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