São Paulo is among the world’s most populous cities and Brazil’s vibrant financial center. Across the Atlantic, London, the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom, is the world’s largest financial center, and a leading global hub of finance, healthcare, media and education, as well as entertainment and fashion.
In an age of globalized business, multinational companies, content and telecommunications providers seeking connectivity between these two continental gateways now have a new transoceanic option as a result of a partnership between two subsea cable owner-operators.
Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”) and Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”) have formed a strategic alliance to provide a new, next-generation subsea route between South America and Europe. The offering, which is available exclusively through Seaborn and Aqua Comms, now directly interconnects Seaborn’s Seabras-1 subsea cable system with Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable network.
The two subsea cable systems will interconnect in Secaucus, New Jersey, in the location of Seaborn’s primary network operations center. Seaborn and Aqua Comms each offer geographically diverse backhaul and a variety of Points of Presence (PoP) locations in the metro areas relating to their landing locations. Seaborn’s Seabras-1 provides the fastest route between the New York-New Jersey metro area and São Paulo, while Aqua Comms’ AEConnect provides the newest and most direct route between New York and London via Dublin. The route to and from South America avoids the hurricane-prone areas of Florida, the Caribbean and Bermuda.
Among the benefits that customers will receive as result of this strategic alliance between Seaborn and Aqua Comms:
- a direct relationship with the operators who built and operate the submarine cable infrastructure and backhaul routes for their respective systems, providing higher quality of service and improved information access;
- the newest network architecture with 100Gbps coherent technology on an end-to-end solution;
- Seaborn’s proprietary ultra-low latency solutions for financial institutions; and
- consolidated capacity contracts and billing with industry-leading SLAs.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Aqua Comms to offer this precedent-setting Europe to South America route,” remarked Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks, following the announcement of the pact. “Our organizations are like-minded operators with a shared view of how to offer best-in-class solutions for telecommunications companies, content providers, ISPs, governments and enterprises.”
Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms, also commented on the partnership.
“Aqua Comms and Seaborn share heritage and a common ethos for efficiently providing innovative, flexible and reliable connectivity solutions to the Atlantic telecommunications market,” said Mr. Bayliff. “We both specialize in developing, constructing and operating modern, sophisticated submarine cable systems, and partnering will help us provide customers with the benefits of both conjoined networks.”
Customers will have the ability to contract through either Seaborn or Aqua Comms to receive the full benefit of this combined South America to Europe route. The strategic alliance between Seaborn and Aqua Comms also relates to future systems and branches that either company may build and operate in the future, thus offering maximum flexibility to the respective customers of each operator.
For more information about Seaborn Networks, visit www.seabornnetworks.com.