Seaborn Networks ("Seaborn") and Aqua Comms DAC ("Aqua Comms") announced recently the formation of a strategic alliance to provide a new, next-generation subsea route between South America and Europe, directly interconnecting Seaborn's Seabras-1 subsea cable system with Aqua Comms' America-Europe Connect-1 (AEConnect) subsea cable network. Seaborn's Seabras-1 and Aqua Comms' AEConnect Subsea Cable Systems now interconnect to create newest route between São Paulo and London. The offering is available exclusively through Seaborn and Aqua Comms. 

Seaborn's Seabras-1 provides the fastest route between the New York-New Jersey metro area and São Paulo.  Aqua Comms' AEConnect provides the newest and most direct route between New York and London via Dublin.  The two submarine cable systems will interconnect in SecaucusNew Jersey, in the location of Seaborn's primary network operations center.  Both Seaborn and Aqua Comms offer geographically diverse backhaul and a variety of Points of Presence (PoP) locations in the metropolitan areas relating to their landing locations. 

Customers will have the ability to contract through either Seaborn or Aqua Comms to receive the full benefit of this combined South America to Europe route.


This strategic alliance offers a number of benefits to customers, including:

  • consolidated capacity contracts and billing with industry-leading SLAs;
  • the newest network architecture with 100Gbps coherent technology on an end-to-end solution;
  • Seaborn's proprietary ultra-low latency solutions for financial institutions;
  • a direct relationship with the operators who built and operate the submarine cable infrastructure and backhaul routes for their respective systems, providing higher quality of service and improved information access; and
  • a route to and from South America that avoids the hurricane-prone areas of Florida, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

The strategic alliance between Seaborn and Aqua Comms also relates to future systems and branches that either of the parties may subsequently build and operate, thereby offering maximum flexibility to the respective customers of each operator.