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Monday, May 25, 2020

Sparkle restructures its presence in Latin America with its foray into Google's Curie submarine cable

The purchase of a pair of fiber in the line that connects Chile with Los Angeles in the United States is added to the acquisition of three pairs in Seabras-1 in 2017 and spectrum in sections of the PCCS in Central America and the Caribbean. Carmine Sorrentino, company's Executive VP for Latin America, confided that between 60% and 65% of traffic stays in the region, compared to the 15% or 20% registered in 2000, when large cables of consortium were created.

The submarine cable infrastructure area faces a new era marked by the entry of Internet players, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft, now also owners of transoceanic or regional lines. Latency became crucial for video streaming and gaming, well above capacity. In this changing environment, Carmine Sorrentino, the company's Executive VP for Latin America, explained to Convergencialatina how Sparkle is restructuring its presence in Latin America, anticipating the end of the useful life of the SAC cable and other cables that were built in 2000.

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