Thursday, 02 December 2021

EllaLink and Equinix deliver first subsea cable between Europe & Latin America

Kerry Merritt, Total Telecom
Thursday 25 November 21

EllaLink and Equinix have announced that the first high-capacity submarine cable system between Europe and Latin America is now fully operational.  The cable, delivered by EllaLink, connects to Equinix’s International Business Exchange data centres in Sã…

EllaLink and Equinix have announced that the first high-capacity submarine cable system between Europe and Latin America is now fully operational. 

The cable, delivered by EllaLink, connects to Equinix’s International Business Exchange data centres in São Paolo, Lisbon, and Madrid. According to EllaLink, the new system offers a 50% increase in network performance and reduces latency between these locations compared to the routes that had previously transited through North America.
 
Diego Matas, COO at EllaLink, commented: “Offering one-hop connections between Latin America and Europe with a 60ms latency is a game changer from a transatlantic latency perspective. During these last months, EllaLink continued working directly with Equinix in order to secure carrier-neutral connections from our PoP locations in Equinix's data centres and we are now enabling our customers to directly access the rich ecosystems of networks, clouds, and financial and IT service providers that Equinix hosts."
 
Jim Poole, Equinix’s Vice President of Business Development added: “More data is being produced and processed today than ever before—and almost every byte of data that moves over the internet touches a subsea cable. As a result, organizations require access to high-capacity, low-latency networks capable of connecting them to data centres across oceans with the highest levels of reliability. This is where Equinix plays a critical role and offers a huge advantage to customers. Any user of a subsea cable network that lands inside one of our global data centre termination points has instant, low-latency access to a host of industry ecosystems inside Equinix."
 
EllaLink is a sponsor at Submarine Networks EMEA 2022 and will host the end of day networking drinks reception. To find out how to join EllaLink at next year’s event, head to the event website.
 

Since you're here...

...the Telecoms industry is characterised by constant change and evolution. That's why it's crucial for telecoms professionals to keep up-to-date with what is happening. Join 35,000+ of your peers and sign up to our free newsletter service today, to be in the know about what is going on. PLUS, as a member you can submit your own press releases!

See all membership options

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Newsletter signup

Quickly get on board and up to date with the telecoms industry