Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Construction begins on Facebook's new 'Malbec' subsea cable in LatAm

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Thursday 06 September 18

The Malbec Cable will connect Argentina to GlobeNet'as worldwide subsea network, doubling capacity to the country in the process

  Facebook and Globenet have announced that construction has begun on their hotly anticipated Malbec subsea cable project, that will link the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo to the Argentinian capital…

 

Facebook and Globenet have announced that construction has begun on their hotly anticipated Malbec subsea cable project, that will link the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo to the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires.  

The 2,500km cabling system will connect Argentina to GlobeNet's epic 23,500km worldwide subsea network, boosting access to a range of global destinations.  

“We are excited and proud to work with Facebook” says Eduardo Falzoni, chief executive officer of GlobeNet.

“Argentina deserves state-of-the-art infrastructure to satisfy the pressing demands of the years ahead. This project is a testament to our capabilities, expertise and commitment to the region where we have been operating for 15 years,” he added.

The Malbec cable will be comprised of six fibre pairs and will double the current international capacity to Argentina, enabling improved access to a range of online services including online gaming and live tv streaming. Both Facebook and GlobeNet have confirmed that the Malbec cable will be completed and ready for service by the end of the first half of 2020.   

Stay ahead of all the latest developments in the subsea and submarine industries at the Submarine Networks EMEA 2019 event, set to be held in London on the 12-13 February 2019. Click here to find out how you can be involved in the latest instalment of the event. 

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