The First Direct-connected European-Latin American Submarine Cable EllaLink Starts Constructing

- Jan 10, 2019-

The First Direct-connected European-Latin American Submarine Cable EllaLink Starts Constructing


EllaLink and Alcatel Marine Network (ASN) have announced that they have begun construction of the EllaLink submarine cable system. The submarine cable system is scheduled to go into operation in 2020 and is an advanced 4-fiber to submarine cable system designed to meet the traffic demands between Europe and Latin America.

 

The First Direct-connected European-Latin American Submarine Cable EllaLink Starts Constructing


According to reports, EllaLink's data centers connecting Madrid, Lisbon, Marseille, Fortaleza and São Paulo will also provide fast submarine connectivity and provide the first direct fiber optic pair between the two continents.

 

“I am very pleased to announce this important milestone for EllaLink. The interest in this route has increased significantly since the initial idea in 2010. The EllaLink team worked with ASN to design a high-capacity system for the best subsea route. Many people implement this system. Contribute, and I sincerely thank each of them,” EllaLink Chairman Alfonso Gajate said. “As construction begins, EllaLink will continue to focus on the main goals of providing leading products and services based on carrier neutrality and open access. ."

Philippe Piron, President and CEO of ASN, said: “The construction of the EllaLink system is a major achievement in the expansion of the submarine infrastructure between Latin America and Europe. Once deployed, it will help to enhance cross-continental connectivity to the world between the two continents. Consumers and the business community bring benefits."

Laurent Chatelin, managing director of investor Marguerite, added: “EllaLink fits well with Marguerite's infrastructure investment strategy. We see a long-term growth in the telecommunications industry, and EllaLink is an important first step for Marguerite to enter the submarine cable market.”

 

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