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Tata takes capacity on Seaborn cable
11 May 2012
Tata Communications becomes anchor tenant on first direct Brazil-to-US submarine cable
Indian operator Tata Communications is planning to buy capacity on Seaborn Networks' cable system called Seabras-1, which is expected to be ready to offer service in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Seaborn is the developer and operator of the first direct undersea cable between the US and São Paulo, Brazil.
Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks, said: “Tata Communications’ intended acquisition of capacity on Seabras-1 is indicative of the pent-up demand in the market for an express submarine cable route between the US and Sao Paulo.”
By becoming an anchor tenant customer on Seabras-1, the Indian operator will be able to offer network services from customers in Brazil to its networks in Europe, US, Africa, Asia and India.
Vinod Kumar, Tata Communications’ managing director and CEO, said: “This expansion would further extend the global reach of the Tata Global Network (TGN) and forms part of our strategic global connectivity plans.” GTB
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