Recently, Brazilian submarine cable operator Seaborn Networks and Mauritius telecommunications service provider IOX Cable have signed a joint agreement to provide the first next-generation submarine cable route between the United States and India that will connect South Africa and Brazil.
According to Seaborn, the path to the United States, the three BRICS and Mauritius should provide the safest and surest route between these markets.
Seaborn is a developer and operator of Seabras-1, ARBR and SABR submarine cable systems. Seabras-1 is the most direct submarine cable system between New York and Sao Paulo; ARBR is the only direct connection to the Brazilian and Argentine seabed systems (to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2018); SABR is the gateway to South Africa's Cape Town, South Africa and Seabras- 1 system, to be put into operation in 2019.
IOX is the developer of the IOX cable system, the first of the next-generation submarine networks connecting South Africa, Mauritius and India (to be launched in 2019). Currently, IOX has started cable route surveys and, once completed, will provide a direct route between South Africa and India via Mauritius. Seaborn's SABR system will be interconnected with the IOX system in South Africa.
Arunachalam Kandasamy, IOX Founder and CEO, said: "This new type of interconnection between Seaborn and IOX opens up a new global routing alternative that connects major emerging markets to the US This strategic partnership will provide our Customers and partners to provide the best route and contribute to the emerging digital economy