Seaborn Networks, the owner-operator of the most direct subsea fiber network between São Paulo and New York, and Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, have formed a strategic alliance to provide a next-generation subsea route between South America and Europe.
Seaborn’s Seabras-1 subsea cable system now directly interconnects with Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect-1 (AEConnect) subsea cable network in Secaucus, New Jersey, in the location of Seaborn’s primary network operations center. Both Seaborn and Aqua Comms offer geographically diverse backhaul and a variety of Points of Presence (PoP) locations in the metropolitan areas relating to their landing locations.
Carrier and wholesale customers will have the ability to contract through either Seaborn or Aqua Comms, with consolidated capacity contracts and billing with SLAs; and the route to and from South America avoids the hurricane-prone areas of Florida, the Caribbean and Bermuda.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Aqua Comms to offer this precedent-setting Europe to South America route,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO, Seaborn Networks. “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.”
“Aqua Comms and Seaborn share heritage and a common ethos for efficiently providing innovative, flexible and reliable connectivity solutions to the Atlantic telecommunications market,” added Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms. “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.”