Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Seaborn's Seabras-1 Cable Picks Alcatel-Lucent for 100G

Seaborn Networks awarded a turnkey contract to Alcatel-Lucent to build a 10,700 km submarine cable system between the U.S. and Brazil capable of supporting 100G wavelengths.

The 100G Seabras-1 system will deliver new capacity on the primary route between New York and Sao Paulo in Brazil, with a branch to Fortaleza, Brazil. Seaborn Networks and Alcatel-Lucent have already commenced the permit acquisition and marine survey work for the project. Alcatel-Lucent will provide an integrated 100G wet plant of cable and high bandwidth repeaters, power feed equipment, and its 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal equipped with advanced coherent technology and offering unique flexibility to increase direct connectivity between countries. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Seabras-1 will be the first direct route between New York and Sao Paulo and also the longest 100G transoceanic link to date. Once deployed, it will contribute with other ongoing initiatives to enhance trans-continental connectivity, for the benefit of the global consumer and business community,” said Philippe Dumont, President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks.