Tata Communications is adding Latin America to its international network, through a deal with subsea cable startup Seaborn Networks.
The agreement sees the India-headquartered operator become an anchor tenant on Seaborn’s forthcoming Seabras-1 cable, a 32-Tbps submarine cable linking the US and Brazil that is scheduled to be lit in 2014. Tata Comm will use the deal to connect Brazil with its networks in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia
Tata Comm chief executive, Vinod Kumar, says the agreement will “ensure we have the fastest route between Brazil's major commercial center and the US, [and will] align us with the most viable new subsea project in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.”
Pioneer Consulting estimates that demand for international subsea cable capacity in Latin America will swell to over 32-Tbps by 2020.
Tata Comm completed its round the world fiber ring in March, when it launched new subsea cables in Eurasia and the Gulf.