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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Seaborn picks Infinera's ICE6 800G coherent

Seaborn Networks has selected Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology for its’s subsea network.

Seaborn operates two high-capacity open cable systems, Seabras-1 and AMX-1, with connections between Brazil and the U.S. offering a range of managed digital services and wavelength services.  Infinera’s ICE6-powered solution will provide Seaborn with an architecture that can deliver 400 GbE services, including the option for direct PoP-to-PoP transport. The Smart Spectrum feature within Infinera’s Intelligent Power Management (IPM) solution allows Seaborn to offer multiple virtual fiber pairs to its customers so they can take advantage of open cable demarcation, while being protected from potential optical power instability caused by other tenants on the same fiber pair.


“Seaborn is delighted to be side by side with Infinera as our technology partner as we move the needle once again in service delivery capabilities for the Americas,” commented Paul Cannon, Vice President of Network Development at Seaborn. “With Infinera’s solutions, Seaborn can offer a fully integrated spectrum solution across our subsea networks, which is fundamental to delivering sustainable capacity solutions to our customers while also enabling our larger customers to benefit from end-to-end spectrum capabilities with the freedom to select hardware and platforms in their existing high-capacity PoP locations. Once Infinera’s ICE6 technology is deployed on our network this summer, Seaborn will be positioned to deliver industry-leading 400 GbE PoP-to-PoP services at distances over 10,000 km.”

“Seaborn’s ongoing commitment to Infinera’s solutions underscores the value our technology delivers to network operators globally,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “With Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution, Seaborn will continue to capitalize on the benefits of Infinera’s technology, providing its customers with access to cost-effective, high-performance, and high-capacity services.”

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/seaborn-selects-infinera-ice6-technology-and-expands-spectrum-delivery-in-the-americas

Seaborn deploys Infinera on AMX-1 cable connecting US and Brazil

Seaborn Networks has deployed Infinera’s XT Series submarine network platforms to launch new services on its AMX-1 cable connecting the U.S. and Brazil. Seaborn operates two leading cable systems, Seabras-1 and AMX-1, both powered by Infinera solutions. Seaborn’s AMX-1 cable system provides transport, Ethernet private line, and IP services on a geographically diverse path from its Seabras-1 cable, connecting Rio de Janeiro and Jacksonville,...

Seaborn appoints Steve Orlando as CEO

Seaborn Networks appointed Steve Orlando as its new Chief Executive Officer. Orlando brings 27 years of experience across senior leadership positions at Zayo Group, Orlando joins Seaborn from Zayo Group, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Fiber and Network Solutions. In this role, he led product, operations and network development to support indirect and direct sales for the organization across 18 states in the Central Region. He...

Seaborn offers global interconnection to DE-CIX

DE-CIX and Seaborn are expanding their are now offering access and interconnection services to DE-CIX IXs in Marseille, Madrid, New York and Dallas, as well as one of the world’s largest IX by peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt. The interconnection provides Seaborn customers the ability to access DE-CIX IXs through a single one-stop-shop solution directly with Seaborn, or to select Seaborn’s network for transport connectivity to DE-CIX for the greatest...


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Seaborn deploys Infinera on AMX-1 cable connecting US and Brazil

Seaborn Networks has deployed Infinera’s XT Series submarine network platforms to launch new services on its AMX-1 cable connecting the U.S. and Brazil. 

Seaborn operates two leading cable systems, Seabras-1 and AMX-1, both powered by Infinera solutions. Seaborn’s AMX-1 cable system provides transport, Ethernet private line, and IP services on a geographically diverse path from its Seabras-1 cable, connecting Rio de Janeiro and Jacksonville, Florida, to offer its customers high-capacity, low-latency connectivity services.

“Our longstanding relationship with Infinera and this collaboration have enabled us to cost-efficiently address our customers’ growing capacity demands with reliable, low-latency solutions purpose-built for subsea transport,” said Paul Cannon, Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Seaborn. “Key factors in Seaborn’s selection of Infinera’s solutions are its history of consistently delivering industry-leading optical engines and the roadmap for its ICE6 800G generation technology.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Seaborn to provide submarine network services enabling the company to operate a resilient, high-capacity network,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Sales at Infinera. “Infinera’s optical engines consistently demonstrate proven benefits in subsea applications, delivering superior spectral efficiency while significantly lowering network costs. With Infinera’s optical engine, Seaborn has the network capacity needed today and can seamlessly upgrade its network in the future to Infinera’s ICE6 800G generation coherent technology with ease as bandwidth demands dictate.”


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Seaborn appoints Steve Orlando as CEO

Seaborn Networks appointed Steve Orlando as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Orlando brings 27 years of experience across senior leadership positions at Zayo Group, 

Orlando joins Seaborn from Zayo Group, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Fiber and Network Solutions. In this role, he led product, operations and network development to support indirect and direct sales for the organization across 18 states in the Central Region. He has also served at CenturyLink, Level 3, Global Crossing and Verizon Business.

“Seaborn is helping to transform global communications, and this appointment is sure to create a new era of success for the company and its customers,” comments Pete Hayes, Chairman of the Board at Seabras Group. “Steve brings a strong history of leadership and telecommunications experience, and he’s thoroughly equipped to lead Seaborn as it looks to address evolving global communications requirements.”


Seaborn emerges from Chapter 11

Seaborn has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy having reduced total outstanding debt, revised debt maturity arrangements, and restructured its ownership to provide a solid basis for the continued growth of the business going forward.

Coincident with the consolidation and Chapter 11 emergence, Larry Schwartz, former CEO of Seaborn, and Roger Kuebel, former CFO of Seaborn, have left Seaborn and the Seabras Group.

Pete Hayes and Don Shassian, Partners Group-appointed Board members, will serve as Interim CEO and Interim CFO, respectively, of the Seabras Group. Andy Bax, the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Seaborn, will remain in the same role.

"We are excited about the future and sincerely thank all of our employees, customers, providers and other business partners for their continued commitment to the company”, said Andy Bax, Chief Operating Officer of Seaborn. “Our world-class team will continue to work hard to deliver innovative advancements and new, industry-leading solutions for our customers and partners for years to come."

“We believe that Seaborn’s technology-driven, client-first approach and advanced delivery solutions are best-in-class,” says Todd Bright, Partner and Head of Private Infrastructure Americas at Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager and owner of Seaborn on behalf of its clients. “We will continue to work side-by-side with Seaborn as a value-added investor to help the company meet the needs of its customers now and in the future.”

Seaborn is an independent cable operator that fully operates and maintains its submarine and terrestrial cable infrastructure. POPs, terrestrial backhaul, landing stations and subsea cable are all under Seaborn’s control. 

http://www.seabornnetworks.com

Seaborn extends Seabras-1 IP Network to key data centers

Seaborn Networks announced new high capacity connectivity from their Seabras-1 IP Network directly into key global IX locations;

  • Amsterdam - AMS-IX now live (January 6, 2020)
  • Frankfurt - DE-CIX now live (January 6, 2020)
  • London - LINX now live (January 6, 2020)
  • San Jose - Equinix IX (SV1) live by end of January 2020
  • Los Angeles - CoreSite Any2 IX (LA1) live by end January 2020
  • Ashburn - Equinix IX (DC4) live by end January 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Seaborn offers global interconnection to DE-CIX

DE-CIX and Seaborn are expanding their are now offering access and interconnection services to DE-CIX IXs in Marseille, Madrid, New York and Dallas, as well as one of the world’s largest IX by peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt.

The interconnection provides Seaborn customers the ability to access DE-CIX IXs through a single one-stop-shop solution directly with Seaborn, or to select Seaborn’s network for transport connectivity to DE-CIX for the greatest amount of flexibility in transport and IX access.

Seaborn operates a network across the Americas delivering IP, Ethernet and Transport services underpinned by the speed and quality of its Seabras-1 subsea fiber cable between Sao Paulo and New York. With a measured latency of 107.68ms RTD between metropolitan Sao Paulo POPs and DE-CIX New York, Seabras-1 provides the most direct path from Brazil to DE-CIX.

“Across the Americas, sophisticated customers are looking for more than just IP connectivity, and so the ability to leverage the value provided by DE-CIX exchanges on a global basis is very important to them,” states Michel Marcelino, SVP and Head of Latin America for Seaborn.

“Through the partnership with Seaborn, thousands of networks in South America are now able to join DE-CIX, the largest neutral interconnection and peering ecosystem worldwide,” comments Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International. “Especially interconnecting in New York becomes extremely attractive in comparison to Miami. Using the low latency at the Seaborn infrastructure, network operators from Latin America can enjoy the huge variety of connectivity and peering options at DE-CIX New York as their natural global gateway to North America, Canada and Europe at the same time.”

http://www.seabornnetworks.com
http://www.de-cix.net

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Windstream Wholesale expands to Equinix NY5 Secaucus

Windstream Wholesale is establishing a presence at the Equinix NY5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Windstream Wholesale will offer fully diverse 10 and 100 Gig Waves to the ecosystem of companies operating within Equinix’s New York metro data center campus, which offers a highly scalable platform with more than 90 network service providers.

Windstream Wholesale said expects to be built into the Equinix facility by July. However, urgent network capacity needs continue to grow, so, in the meantime, Windstream has provided a creative temporary solution for one of its established partners, Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of subsea fiber optic cable systems. Windstream delivered four 100-Gig waves from Ashburn, Va., to the international landing station in Wall Township, N.J., to meet Seaborn’s immediate expansion needs. When Windstream’s build is complete at the NY5 IBX, it will move two of those waves to Secaucus.

“We are pleased with Windstream Wholesale’s new presence at Equinix’s New York area data center campus. We have been partnering for some time and this new, diverse route between Secaucus and Ashburn will enhance and enrich our ability to serve our customers through Windstream’s network in U.S.,” said Michel Marcelino, senior vice president and head of Latin America for Seaborn. “I look forward to expanding our connectivity together, offering resilient services for our customers both domestically and internationally.”

“Windstream Wholesale continues to expand our data center portfolio with our presence at the Equinix NY5 IBX, which provides diverse, low-latency access to a massive electronic trading ecosystem and major cloud service providers,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale. “We’re excited that this location has enabled us to enhance our partnership with Seaborn Networks, and our ability to meet their expansion needs even before our build is complete speaks to the creativity that we bring to client relationships.”

“Windstream Wholesale is a valued participant in the ecosystem of world-class providers offering their services on Platform Equinix®,” said Adam Janota, senior director of business development at Equinix. “Windstream’s 100 Gbps Wavelength service offers a strong option for the core backbone capacity needs of Equinix customers seeking low latency connectivity between our Secaucus, N.J., and Ashburn, Va., data center campuses, providing a diverse path between the New York and Washington, D.C., metros that avoids Manhattan data centers. The more than 500 businesses operating at Equinix’s Secaucus data center campus will also benefit from Windstream’s direct access to Seaborn Networks’ sub-sea capacity.”

Monday, January 20, 2020

Seaborn extends Seabras-1 IP Network to key data centers

Seaborn Networks announced new high capacity connectivity from their Seabras-1 IP Network directly into key global IX locations;

  • Amsterdam - AMS-IX now live (January 6, 2020)
  • Frankfurt - DE-CIX now live (January 6, 2020)
  • London - LINX now live (January 6, 2020)
  • San Jose - Equinix IX (SV1) live by end of January 2020
  • Los Angeles - CoreSite Any2 IX (LA1) live by end January 2020
  • Ashburn - Equinix IX (DC4) live by end January 2020

“We continue to see tremendous growth across our high-quality IP Network as we develop new and innovative connectivity options for our customers through our transit and peering fabric or by enabling direct, high capacity connectivity to our IX partners,” said Seaborn COO Andy Bax. “Through these high capacity IX connections, we want our customers to enjoy remote peering services across an ever-growing number of strategic global exchanges. January is just the start of this exciting expansion of our IP network and we look forward to announcing more global exchanges for Seabras-1 being on-net for Seaborn shortly.”

Seaborn Networks is the developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, including Seabras-1 between São Paulo and New York.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Seaborn partners with EdgeUno for managed cloud services

Seaborn Networks, the independent developer/owner/operator of submarine cable systems between the U.S. and Brazil, has partnered with EdgeUno to launch Latin American managed cloud and datacenter services.

Seaborn launched IP and SD-WAN networks in Brazil in the past few months and, in partnership with EdgeUno as its managed cloud service provider. The two companies have deployed unique virtualized cloud infrastructure technology to provide clients with both physical and virtual infrastructure as a service – not just in Brazil, but throughout the region.

“We live in a results-first world where a product list is no longer of interest to customers. They need customized solutions, and each customer’s needs in this space are very specific,” says Seaborn’s COO Andy Bax. “Seaborn has built a reputation for delivering creative, customer-centric solutions; and our partnership with EdgeUno integrates our capacity/IP solutions into the bare-metal and cloud computing markets with a level of coverage customers can’t find elsewhere.”

“These are the types of partnerships we dreamed of when we first started,” says EdgeUno CEO Mehmet Akcin. “Our goal has always been to offer users in Latin America the most seamless internet experience possible, and now, thanks to Seaborn, we have more options than ever to help make that happen.”

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CloudSmartz to provide portal for Seaborn's subsea cables

CloudSmartz will provide a fully integrated customer portal solution to automate Seaborn’s front-office processes.

Seaborn’s Seabras-1 offers the only direct POP-POP route between São Paulo, Brazil, and New York City, USA, and soon will offer an end-to-end automation platform that will enable services to be delivered by leading SDN technology.​

The automated customer portal is expected to bring more efficiency in Seaborn's sales, operations, inventory and service provisioning cycles, and provide real-time visibility into the service delivery functions. The platform will also enable on-demand SDN services and deliver bandwidth in near real-time delivery.​

Seaborn’s new full-service portal will enable customers to provision and amend Seabras-1 services in real time; enter service queries and quickly see updates to active tickets, delivery activities and service history; and see a detailed listing of all their Seabras-1 services, real-time usage information and billing status.

“CloudSmartz is very excited to enter our partnership with Seaborn, to not only enhance their customer experience but to enable the automation of their network and on-demand services as a next-generation subsea service provider,” says Dan Wagner, CEO, CloudSmartz. “We have been presented with the honor and privilege of helping a remarkable company rise to even greater heights – and look forward to a strong business partnership.”

Monday, March 11, 2019

Seaborn interconnects Seabras-1 cable with DE-CIX New York

Seaborn Networks has established an interconnection to DE-CIX New York from its Seabras-1 subsea cable.

Seabras-1 is a fully operational 6-fiber pair, 72Tbps submarine cable system between Brazil and the U.S. offering the lowest latency path between São Paulo and the NY metro area.

Seaborn’s interconnection to DE-CIX New York provides Seabras-1 customers in South America with the ability to reach over 200 networks within the U.S. without incurring long provisioning intervals and additional costs such as cross connect fees.

Customers will also have Direct access to DE-CIX Frankfurt and Marseille via GlobePEER Remote. There is no additional cross connect fees to reach any DE-CIX customer globally.

“I am thrilled that DE-CIX’s unique solution is now available to South American networks over Seabras-1’s lowest latency network to New York,” comments Ed d'Agostino, General Manager, DE-CIX North America. “Through Seaborn, DE-CIX is readily accessible throughout Brazil bringing world-class connectivity between North America and South America and Europe.”

“This partnership with DE-CIX provides Brazil’s IP networks with one-stop-shop, remote IPX access to DE-CIX’s most compelling interconnect locations, leveraging the scale and agility of Seaborn’s Seabras-1 system,” adds Larry Schwartz, Seaborn’s CEO. “In this new arrangement, Seaborn is pleased to continue supporting the global expansion initiatives of Brazil’s ISP community.”

http://www.seabornnetworks.com
http://www.de-cix.net

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Telecom Argentina to host ARBR subsea cable to Brazil

Telecom Argentina will host the ARBR submarine cable system between Argentina and Brazil at Telecom Argentina cable landing station in Las Toninas, Argentina. Telecom Argentina will provide ARBR with dark fiber on a backhaul route between Las Toninas and Buenos Aires, as well as point of presence (POP) space in Buenos Aires.

ARBR is a forthcoming fiber subsea cable system developed by Seaborn and co-owned by Seaborn’s Seabras Group together with The Werthein Group, an Argentine investment holding company. Construction of the ARBR cable is scheduled to commence in 2018 and to be completed in 2019. ARBR’s Brazil landing will be in Seaborn’s existing Seabras-1 cable landing station in Praia Grande, Brazil, thereby enabling direct onward connectivity to New York on the fully operational Seabras-1.

“The landing station, backhaul and POP to be provided by Telecom Argentina are perfect complements to our ARBR and Seabras-1 systems, enabling customers on ARBR to benefit from the most modern and direct route between Buenos Aires and New York,” said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn Networks.

Xtera selected for ARBR subsea cable from Brazil to Argentina

Xtera will supply its subsea optical transmission system for the ARBR submarine fibre optic cable system, which is a fully-funded project developed jointly by Seaborn Networks and the Werthein Group.  The 2,700 km open system, 4-fibre pair, 48Tbps, direct PoP-to-PoP subsea cable will connect Argentina and Brazil. The ARBR subsea cable system will allow for direct onward connectivity to New York, via the new Seabras-1 system.

Specifically, the ARBR subsea cable system will utilize Xtera’s submarine repeaters with hybrid EDFA-Raman design. When combined with Xtera’s Open Systems Gateway, this transmission system will provide Seaborn Networks and its customers with freedom of choice for the selection of its preferred terminal supplier.  All these elements, including the Power Feed Equipment, are tightly monitored and managed by Xtera’s Network Management Systems.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Seaborn adds Mehmet Akcin to Board

Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, has added Mehmet Akcin to its Board of Advisors.

Mehmet is one of Silicon Valley's most innovative engineering executives, with 15 years of experience and 6 patents granted to his name while working at Microsoft. His areas of expertise include submarine cables, IP backbones, Domain Name Systems, network security and content delivery networks. Until June 2018, he served as Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Planning and Acquisitions group at Oath (formerly known as Yahoo!), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. Previously, he worked at Microsoft as a Director in the Global Network Acquisition Group and as Chief Engineer at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Seaborn Networks appoints Chief Sales Officer

Seaborn Networks announced the appointment of David Zimmer as its Chief Sales Officer.

Zimmer most recently served as Senior Vice President - Carrier Services Business Unit for Earthlink (acquired by Windstream). Before that, he rose through the ranks at Level 3 Communications (now CenturyLink) over a 13-year period, culminating in his serving as Vice President of Sales - Wholesale Markets.

In a related announcement, Jim Olson of Seaborn now serves as Vice President, Corporate Development, where he will focus on Seaborn's portfolio of new-build opportunities, including ARBR (Argentina to Brazil; RFS H1 2019), SABR (South Africa - Brazil; RFS H1 2020), and Seabras-1 branches for Virginia Beach, Miami, USVI/BVI, Fortaleza and Brazil South.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Xtera's subsea repeaters enable C+L transmission on Seaborn's ARBR cable

Seaborn Networks will use Xtera’s wideband repeater to enable C+L band capability for its new ARBR cable between São Paulo and Buenos Aires.

The ARBR submarine fibre optic cable system, which is a fully-funded project developed jointly by Seaborn Networks and the Werthein Group. The 2,700 km open system, 4-fibre pair, 48Tbps, direct PoP-to-PoP subsea cable will connect Argentina and Brazil. The ARBR subsea cable system will allow for direct onward connectivity to New York, via the new Seabras-1 system.

Xtera’s wideband repeater is a hybrid Raman / EDFA design and can be configured to provide bandwidth in the C band alone, or across the C+L bands. First deployed in 2015, Xtera’s addition of Raman amplification to standard repeater technology has been used to achieve bandwidths of approximately 70 nm, while also offering very low noise solutions. Xtera said development continues to increase the capacity on a fibre pair to well over 100Tbit/s, further demonstrating that high capacity solutions do not have to mean large and costly fibre count systems.

In comparison, standard subsea repeaters use a single frequency band to carry the traffic. Seaborn said that by putting both the C and L frequency bands into ARBR’s cable on a fiber pair basis, it can pick and choose which fiber pair uses both bands and which use a single band, therefore enabling a choice between the most cost-efficient deployment of a fiber pair (single band) or an ultra-high capacity fiber pair (C+L). Seaborn is therefore able to tailor the subsea solution of each fiber pair to match the needs of different customers. For instance, carriers, ISPs and enterprise customers need affordable bandwidth from Argentina, whereas hyper-scalers need the assurance of ultra-high capacity throughout the life of the cable system.

“We work constantly with our partners and customers in this dynamic Latin American market to develop subsea cable systems that meet their future bandwidth demands,” says Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn. “Use of Xtera’s technology on the ARBR system will allow Seaborn to offer the most advanced system under the sea with on-demand capacities of up to 44Tbit/s per fiber pair. Disruptive innovation like this resonates with our content provider customers and positions us to respond to their needs well into the future.”

Xtera in conversation with Verizon - part 1



The evolution of optical transport technology in terrestrial and subsea networks as we approach Shannon's limit is the topic of discussion in this conversation with Glenn Wellbrock, Director, Backbone Network Design, Verizon, Stuart Barnes, Chairman and CSO, Xtera, and Vijay Rudravajjala, VP Engineering, Xtera.


See video:
https://youtu.be/H3zt-Nd-xQ8

Monday, November 6, 2017

Seaborn and IOX Cable plot subsea route between U.S. and India via South Atlantic

Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable Ltd unveiled plans for the first next-generation subsea fiber optic route between the U.S and India that will interconnect in South Africa and Brazil.

This unique route via the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans will connect the U.S. with three BRICS countries and Mauritius, providing fewer hops through fewer countries than existing alternative routes.

Seaborn recently activated its Seabras-1 direct subsea system between New York and São Paulo. It is planning a new direct subsea system between Brazil - Argentina (RFS Q4 2018); and SABR, a new subsea system between Cape Town, South Africa and Seabras-1 (RFS 2019). 

IOX is the developer of the IOX Cable System ("IOX System"), the first next-generation subsea network interconnecting South Africa, Mauritius and India (RFS 2019). IOX have commenced work for the cable route survey, and once completed will provide a direct route between South Africa and India via Mauritius.  Seaborn's SABR and the IOX System will interconnect in South Africa.

The Seabras-1 + SABR + IOX System route will be available exclusively through Seaborn and IOX.

"We are extremely pleased to work with IOX to provide this unique and highly secure route," said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn. "This alliance will reshape the global communications landscape for the Southern Hemisphere."


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Infinera and Seaborn set spectral efficiency record for ULH subsea cable

Infinera and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) reported a new record for highest spectral efficiency on an ultra-long-haul subsea cable.

Seaborn owns and operates the new Seabras-1 submarine cable, which spans 10,600-km and offers a direct connection between São Paulo, Brazil and New York City. Seabras-1, which recently entered commercial service, is the longest uncompensated cable connecting North and South America. It has multiple branching units and is designed to provide additional route diversity to Virginia Beach, Miami, St. Croix, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, southern Brazil and Cape Town. The system is powered by Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders.

To achieve the new benchmark for highest spectral efficiency, Infinera and Seaborn conducted an 8QAM trial at 4.5 bits per second per hertz on the Seabras-1 cable. Infinera and Seaborn validated the performance of the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder featuring the Advanced Coherent Toolkit (ACT) on the Seabras-1 submarine cable, helping Seaborn to maximize the return on its cable assets.

The XTS-3300 is based on Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE4) and is optimized for long-haul subsea applications. Infinera said its ICE4 technology incorporates unique technologies to boost capacity-reach performance including digitally synthesized Nyquist subcarriers, enhanced pre- and post-dispersion compensation, improved non-linear tolerance and SD-FEC gain sharing which is only possible with dual-channel DSPs. These capabilities collectively support up to 18.2 terabits per second per fiber for distances over 10,000 km, powered by ICE4’s leadership in spectral efficiency.

“This is an impressive achievement that far surpasses what we expected. Infinera has distinguished itself as an industry leader in delivering outstanding subsea optical performance,” said Larry W. Schwartz, Chairman and CEO, Seaborn Networks. “The Infinera XTS-3300 meshponders deliver industry-leading performance over Seabras-1 and validate Infinera’s technology leadership in subsea transmission. The capacity upgrade maximizes our return on investment and further underscores the uniqueness of Seaborn’s capacity on Seabras-1.”

“We are delighted with the performance of the XTS-3300 and the Infinite Capacity Engine 4 for subsea applications. The XTS-3300 delivers industry leading capacity-reach performance for our subsea customers where spectral efficiency is paramount and bandwidth demand is growing at more than 45 percent per year,” said Dave Welch, President and Co-Founder, Infinera.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Infinera lights 10,600km Seabras-1 subsea cable

Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) announced the deployment of Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders on its Seabras-1 submarine cable, which spans 10,600-km and offers a direct connection between São Paulo, Brazil and New York City.  The new subsea cable, which is now ready for commercial service, enables Seaborn to offer SeaSpeed, its proprietary lowest-latency route, between these key global financial centers.

Seabras-1 is the longest uncompensated cable connecting North and South America. It has multiple branching units and is designed to provide additional route diversity to Virginia Beach, Miami, St. Croix, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, southern Brazil and Cape Town.


Infinera said Seaborn selected its XTS-3300 to deliver the industry’s highest subsea spectral efficiency and lowest power consumption. While many subsea cables can take days to activate capacity, the Seaborn team was able to configure the XTS-3300 and light the fiber in an impressive 30 minutes.

Infinera noted that its unique large-scale photonic integration technology delivers terabit super-channels and, along with the Advanced Coherent Toolkit (ACT), enables rapid activation of subsea links. Infinera Instant Bandwidth enables Seaborn to deploy bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments within minutes and a few clicks of a mouse, while the XTS-3300 platform enables scalability up to 11.8 terabits per second on a fiber.

Infinera also noted that the XTS-3300 seamlessly integrates with Seaborn’s existing Infinera terrestrial backhaul networks in Brazil and New York, which include Infinera’s XTC and XTM Series.

“Infinera continues to push the physics of the optical transport world for the benefit of our customers and the networks they run. The XTS-3300 is purpose-built for subsea applications, delivering industry leading subsea performance while integrating seamlessly into Seaborn’s existing terrestrial and subsea network,” stated Tom Fallon, Infinera Chief Executive Officer.

Infinera also confirmed that the ICE4-based XT-3300 and XTS-3300 are now shipping. Earlier this year Infinera began shipping the ICE-4 based Cloud Xpress 2, the second generation of its metro data center interconnect platforms.



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Seaborn selects Spread Networks as exclusive sales partner

Seaborn Networks, an independent developer-owner-operator of submarine optical cable systems, announced that Spread Networks is to act as its exclusive channel partner for sales to the financial vertical on Seabras-1, which links New Jersey with Sao Paulo in Brazil.

The agreement covers sales of SeaSpeed, Seaborn's proprietary ultra-low latency (ULL) solution that is claimed to provide the lowest latency connectivity between Carteret, New Jersey and the BM&F Bovespa Stock Exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Seabras-1, which is scheduled to be ready-for-service in June 2017, is the only direct point to point submarine cable system between metro New York and metro Sao Paulo. Circuits are due to be activated on Seabras-1 for the financial sector in July of this year. The Seaborn Networks cable has been in development for over five years, involving a total project cost of over $520 million.

Seaborn is also engaged in building the ARBR cable system between São Paulo and Buenos Aires, which is expected to be ready-for-service in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Spread Networks is a privately-owned telecommunications provider that has built a fibre network that takes the shortest, most direct route from New York to Chicago to enable low latency together with diversity and reliability. Spread Networks provides secure, low latency fibre-based connectivity between New York and Chicago for carriers, the financial sector, government organisations and the research and education sector.



  • Seaborn announced in April an agreement with Grupo Werthein, an Argentine investment holding company with significant holdings in the telecoms sector, for the construction of a new subsea optical cable system, ARBR, between Argentina and Brazil. The ARBR cable system will also provide onward connectivity via Seabras-1. At that time, Seaborn stated that combined the ARBR and Seabras-1 cables represent a total investment of more than $575 million.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Seaborn and Grupo Werthein to build Argentina-Brazil Subsea Cable

Seaborn Networks, an independent developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, and Grupo Werthein, a major Argentine investment holding company with significant holdings in the telecommunications sector, announced a binding agreement for the construction of a new subsea optical cable system, named ARBR, connecting Argentina with Brazil.

The new ARBR cable system will additionally provide onward connectivity via Seabras-1, which is currently under construction, to enable a direct route between Argentina and the U.S. The ARBR system will be jointly developed and owned by Seabras Group, an affiliate of Seabras, and Werthein.

Seabras is the sole owner of the Seabras-1 submarine cable system between New York and Sao Paulo in Brazil, which was developed and is operated and owned by Seaborn Networks, in partnership with funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager.

Seabras noted that it has sold capacity on Seabras-1 to a variety of large and small telecommunications companies and other customers, both via indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) and on short-term lease agreements. As with Seabras-1, Seaborn will act as the operator of the ARBR system. Seabras stated that together the ARBR and Seabras-1 cables represent a total project value of more than $575 million.

The ARBR cable will be a four-fibre pair system with and will offer an initial maximum design capacity of 48 Tbit/s. The system has a scheduled completion date in the second half of 2018. The ARBR cable system's Brazil landing will be located in the existing Seabras-1 cable landing station in Praia Grande, Brazil, enabling direct onward connectivity to New York over Seabras-1. The Argentina landing for the new cable is expected to be in or near Las Toninas, to the south of Buenos Aires.

In December 2016, Seaborn announced the introduction of SeaSpeed, offering low latency point-to-point connectivity between Carteret, New Jersey and São Paulo in Brazil and connecting key financial centres in North and South America. The Seabras-1 cable system has a committed ready-for-service date of June 2017.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Megaport Teams with Seaborn Cable for South America Coverage

Megaport announced a strategic agreement with Seaborn Networks, which is developing the Seabras-1 cable system, to enable elastic, subsea connectivity services via an online portal to South America.

Seaborn will have its own portal and provisioning platform in line with the existing services that Megaport currently offers. This will enable Seaborn customers to access any of Megaport's 140+ enabled data centres, and also to order from a portal that leverages three years of Megaport's technology and will have continued management and support from Megaport.

Under the alliance, Seaborn will also have exclusive rights to deploy Megaport-enabled broadband on demand solutions inside of South America and for international connectivity to and from South America. This will be the first third party operated Megaport PoP in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"A strategic alliance such as this with Seaborn Networks, enables us to leverage our unique SDN to provide cloud connections between North and South American enterprises in a flexible, cloud agnostic manner," said Denver Maddux, Megaport CEO. "Seaborn was an easy choice for a strategic alliance and exclusive South American partnership with a long list of mutual benefits, like minded executive teams and a shared desired to disrupt the natural markets using leading technology and software. As Megaport continues to expand our global reach and diversification of services, partners like Seaborn will be a key focus in creating a truly neutral, global platform."

"We share Megaport's vision regarding the opportunity to roll out these broadband-on-demand capabilities on the US-Brazil route as well as throughout other South American markets," said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of  Seaborn Networks. "We are excited to be able to have the exclusive rights to deploy Megaport's Elastic Interconnection services throughout South America and look forward to working with the Megaport team."

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Seaborn Completes $500 Million Funding for US-Brazil Cable

Seaborn Networks has secured the US$500 million in project funding for Seabras-1, a new transoceanic subsea fiber optic cable system directly connecting points of presence (POPs) in New York City (US) and São Paulo (Brazil). All conditions to this project financing have been fully satisfied; debt and equity funds have been drawn.

Full project equity capital was provided by Partners Group and development capital was provided by Seaborn. The project funding also includes total project debt of up to US$267 million provided by Natixis, Banco Santander, Commerzbank and Intesa Sanpaolo, which debt is backed by COFACE, the French Export Credit Agency.

Seabras-1 is a six-fiber pair system with initial maximum design capacity of 72 Tbps. It is the first system to provide a direct point-to-point route between the commercial and financial centers of the United States and Brazil. Seabras-1 also includes branching units installed on certain of its fiber pairs that point towards Halifax (Canada), Ashburn (US), Miami (US), St. Croix (US), Fortaleza (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Las Toninas (Argentina).

"Seabras-1 is a key telecommunications infrastructure project for the Americas and will bring tangible benefits to businesses and individuals in Brazil and neighboring countries," stated Todd Bright, Managing Director and Head of Americas Private Infrastructure at Partners Group.

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, now part of Nokia, is currently constructing Seabras-1 for Seaborn under a contract in force.  Diverse, dark fiber backhaul and metro routes at each end of the system have been fully secured. Manufacturing of the Seabras-1 system is in progress, and the committed ready-for-service date is in the second quarter of 2017.

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