BOCA RATON, FL – April 22, 2013 – GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oi, announces today it has completed construction on its new high capacity subsea cable system (Segment 5). The new subsea cable system has a total design capacity of 30Tb/s and links Bermuda and the United States. The build was first announced in January 2012 and will provide more than 30 times the previously lit capacity between Bermuda and the United States.
Designed to support 150 wavelengths per fiber-pair at 100 Gbps per wavelength, the new segment is approximately 1,350 km in length and lands in St. David’s, Bermuda and Tuckerton, New Jersey. As an integral part of GlobeNet’s dual-ring subsea cable system, Segment 5 has the largest cross-sectional capacity per fiber pair of any system built or contracted to date.
The Segment 5 system includes the use of TE SubCom Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE), which allows transmission of multiple high-quality, high-bandwidth optical signals over ultra-long distances.
“Latin America has seen explosive demand for high-speed bandwidth to support the wide adoption of video, gaming, and online data services over the past few years,” states Erick W. Contag, Chief Operating Officer of GlobeNet. “Always focused on providing the highest quality and most reliable services, this Segment 5 replacement further enables GlobeNet to deliver the latest in technology to its wholesale and carrier clients.”
With over 22,500 km of fiber optic cable, GlobeNet designs its entire network with the lowest latency and delivers subsea network availability measured in excess of 99.99%. Its current product portfolio includes International Private Line (IPL), Wavelength, Carrier Ethernet and IP Transit services. For more information on GlobeNet’s services, please visit http://www.globenet.net.