The EllaLink Group and Telxius recently announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement for international subsea capacity and terrestrial connectivity in Latin America, including cable landing facilities in Fortaleza, Brazil. The complementary infrastructure owned by EllaLink and Telxius will enable European traffic to reach Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other key cities in Brazil and across Latin America.
The EllaLink is a state-of-the-art submarine cable system designed to satisfy the growing demand for traffic between Europe and Latin America. The Ellalink cable system consists of 4 fiber pairs, with open cable structure. The Ellalink cable system will offer high capacity fiber route between Europe and Latin America, while the only one existing subsea cable between the two regions, Atlantis-2, has been out-of-date, unscalable for carrying internet traffic. The Ellalink will enable direct route between Europe and Latin America, offering the absolute lowest latency when compared to existing routes transiting through the United States or West Africa.
Fortaleza is a hub location for submarine cables landing in Brazil. Various submarine cables have been landed in Fortaleza, including AMx-1, Atlantis-2, BRUSA, GlobeNet, Monet, SAC, SACS, SAIL, SAm-1, etc, at different cable landing stations owned by Angola Cables, Embratel, GlobeNet, Level3 (now CenturyLink), LANautilus,Telxius, etc.
At Telxius' Fortaleza Cable Landing Station in Fortaleza, there are now Atlantis-2, SAm-1, BRUSA and SAIL cable systems. Ellalink will be able to seamlessly interconnect with these cables to reach the US, Latin America and West Africa.
Telxius has agreed to open access to its Fortaleza Cable Landing Station, facilitating the interconnection with other cable landing stations in Fortaleza and the choice of backhaul and local loop services provided by Telxius and other providers.