India’s Tata Communications has signed a deal with subsea cable startup, Seaborn Networks to add a Brazilian link to Tata Comm’s existing expansive international network. According to the deal, Tata will be the anchor tenant customer for Seabras-1, an upcoming 10,500km fiber optic cable that will connect United States and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The cable will provide the first direct route between Miami and Sao Paulo with a branching unit at Fortaleza. The cable system is capable of 32 Tbps and is scheduled for activation in 2014.
Tata will use the subsea cable to link network services from Brazil to its networks in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Recently in March, Tata launched its new subsea cable system connecting Eurasia (TGN-EA) and the Gulf region. It is a 9,280km 10G cable system that runs across the Mediterranean and connects India and Europe via Egypt. The company had also announced its 10G TGN-Gulf cable that connects India, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. This cable system is run in partnership with mobile carriers that include Oman’s Nawras, UAE’s Etisalat, Qatar’s Qtel, Bahrain Internet Exchange, Saudi Arabia’s Mobily.