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EllaLink is a new submarine cable connecting Brazil and Europe linking the major hubs of Sao Paulo and Fortaleza with Lisbon and Madrid. The system is being built by Alcatel Submarine Networks and will be one of the new generation coherent submarine cables, offering 72 terabits of capacity over 4 fibre pairs. EllaLink has secured the landing sites in Santos (Brazil), Fortaleza (Brazil) and Sines (Portugal), and is scheduled to be Ready for Service in 2020. b
Under this agreement, Advantage will continue to offer Liberty Business’ comprehensive portfolio of voice, data, Internet and video solutions to their global base of clients and partners. Liberty Business is the business division of Liberty Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s largest telecommunications provider, and part of Liberty Latin America, a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
A consortium of leading Southeast Asia–Japan service providers recently signed an agreement with NEC Corp. to build a high performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan. Construction of the 10,500-kilometer long cable is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020.
As one of Europe’s largest independent fibre networks and cloud networking platforms, Interoute’s existing network will allow GTT to expand its Tier 1 global IP network. The network includes over 400 points of presence, spanning 24 metro areas and interconnecting 126 cities across 29 countries.
It is common knowledge that Asia is the region with the fastest economic growth today, buoyed by a combination of fast growing economies and rapid modernization. Despite containing 60% of the world’s population, there is much about the region that remains unknown. With the disparate environments in Asia, setting up IT network for your business in the region can be a complex and productivity sapping task, particularly in terms of setting up your IT network to connect offices in different countries.