Seabras-1 will provide the first ever direct fiber optic cable between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil and the US. The system will also have a branch that lands in Fortaleza, Brazil.

With a marine cable route designed specifically for reduced latency and increased reliability, Seabras-1 offers numerous advantages over existing system designs and architectures, including the following:


  • Lower latency between the financial and commercial centers of Brazil and the United States. Latency for the New York – São Paulo route is engineered at 104ms for POP to POP service.
  • Shorter distance to most of the Mid-Atlantic region in the US. Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. are closer to New York metropolitan area than to Miami.
  • Lower costs for customers. By bundling backhaul into major POP locations, Seabras-1 will provide improved access to onward connectivity to key IP hubs, data centers and points of presence throughout North America.
  • Easy onward connectivity to rest of world. The New York metropolitan area is an international gateway to Europe, the Middle East and Africa via trans-Atlantic cables, and enables high speed routes to the West coast of the US to connect to Asia via trans-Pacific cables.
  • More reliable network architecture than existing Brazil – US systems. With no interim landings on the subsea route, Seabras-1 will maintain a lower number of active system elements, thereby reducing the probability of system failure. Competing systems have more than 2.3X the number of active elements in delivering a single wavelength service.
  • Improved route diversity with no dependencies on hurricane-prone Florida. With the majority of other cables landing in Florida, Seabras-1 offers a compelling alternative route or protection route.

By offering improvements to latency, onward connectivity and reliability, Seabras-1 is a compelling choice for carriers, content providers, governments and others that value a direct, low latency route between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil and the United States

Source: Seaborn Networks