Seabras-1 is building the first ever direct fiber optic cable between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil and the US. With a current maximum design capacity of 72Tbps, the system has multiple branching units for future expansion throughout North and South America.
With a marine cable route designed specifically for reduced latency and increased reliability, Seabras-1 offers numerous advantages over existing system designs and architectures, including the following:
- Lower latency between the financial and commercial centers of Brazil and the United States. As the only system specifically designed as a direct connection between Sao Paulo and New York, Seabras-1 latency will be lower than other currently available or announced systems.
- Shorter distance to most of the Mid-Atlantic region in the US. Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. are closer to the New York metropolitan area than to Miami.
- Lower costs for customers. By bundling backhaul into major POP locations, Seabras-1 will provide improved access to onward connectivity to key IP hubs, data centers and points of presence throughout North America.
- Easy onward connectivity to rest of world. The New York metropolitan area is an international gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Africa via trans-Atlantic cables, and enables high speed routes to the West Coast of the US to connect to Asia via trans-Pacific cables.
- More reliable network architecture than existing Brazil – US systems. With no interim landings on the subsea route, Seabras-1 requires fewer active system elements, thereby reducing the probability of system failure. Competing systems have more than 2.3X the number of active elements in delivering a single wavelength service.
- Improved route diversity with no dependencies on hurricane-prone Florida. With the majority of other cables landing in Florida, Seabras-1 offers a compelling alternative route or protection route.
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.