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Press Release -- October 8th, 2012
Source: GlobeNet

Oi’s international subsidiary provider of submarine capacity, GlobeNet, upgrades its submarine fiber optic cable system capacity to over 1.2 Tbs and completes 100G tests

Addressing international capacity demand throughout the Americas, GlobeNet more than doubles its lit capacity over its four fiber pair cables with the latest 40Gbps/wave DWDM technology and successfully completes trials with multiple 100G technology vendors, demonstrating its capability to carry more than 12 Tb/s capacity – representing over ten times the initially planned design of the GlobeNet subsea cable system.

Boca Raton, FL – October 8, 2012 – Oi’s international subsidiary provider of submarine capacity, GlobeNet, announces today at Futurecom 2012 its plans to complete its third network capacity upgrade in three years on its lowest latency, fiber optic cable network connecting the Americas. This upgrade, bringing GlobeNet’s network capacity to 1.2Tbps, and doubling its current lit capacity, will be completed in Q4 of this year.

GlobeNet’s fiber-optic submarine system allows networks to bridge the Americas with low latency routing and the highest performance. The existing advanced network architecture, coupled with this latest network upgrade further serves the growing demand for bandwidth-intensive services from carriers, Internet Service Providers, Social Networks, CDNs, financial services, and end-users throughout Latin America and the United States.

In addition, GlobeNet successfully completed extensive trials with multiple coherent 100G technology platforms, demonstrating its capability to carry over 12Tbps over its four fiber pair subsea cable system, delivering more than ten times the capacity than the original design. When the next upgrade is complete, GlobeNet will be ready to offer even more bandwidth without the need of massive infrastructure deployment and immense capital investment, future-proofing its network.

“The tremendous increase of bandwidth capability further solidifies GlobeNet’s position as a market leader with a superior network infrastructure,” states Erick W. Contag, COO of GlobeNet.  “Our network is ready today to support the future growth in Latin America, and in particular Brazil, where we are already seeing an increase in demand for networks to address high performance applications and services, such as 4G/LTE, FFTH, IPTV including HD and 3D video programming, and support of major sporting events taking place in Brazil in the coming years.”

GlobeNet’s international transport solutions serve Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, United States and Venezuela, offering a wide range of products and services including International Private Line, Wavelength, Carrier Ethernet and IP Transit.

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