Alca-Lu connects Colombia to US

Alcatel-Lucent is gearing up to link Colombia with the US via a subsea cable extension for GlobeNet, the submarine division of telco Oi.
GlobeNet is extending its network to meet growing demand for broadband services including media streaming, online gaming, high-definition video and social media. Alca-Lu will provide a 100-Gbps capable link connecting Colombia to GlobeNet’s Atlantic network, which spans 22,000-km and has landing points in Brazil, Venezuela, Bermuda and the US.
The new subsea cable is due to feature a design capacity of 8-Tbps on each connectivity path.
Erick Contag, GlobeNet’s chief operating officer, says it chose the Anglo-US infrastructure firm because of its ability to “efficiently introduce this extension to Colombia while maintaining all our existing network services.”