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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

EllaLink submarine cable seeks to reduce latency between Europe and Latin America by 50%, with an investment of US$180 million

Diego Matas, COO of the company, gave details to Convergencialatina of the project to link Portugal and Brazil. The 6,000 km laying and initial capacity of 72 Tbps traces the most direct route between both continents and will be operational in early 2021.

After several alterations in its design and even change of owners - Telebras state company in Brazil left the project and today belongs to the European investment vehicle Marguerita -, at the beginning of 2021 the EllaLink will start operations, which runs 6,000 km between Sines ( Portugal) and Fortaleza (Brazil). Its objective is to connect South America and Europe by means of the shortest and most direct route, and bypassing the United States, to reduce latency. “It is a diverse way of reaching Latin America, because currently 98% of Latin American traffic passes by the United States. By having a more coastal route, the latency between both continents will be lowered by 50%”, highlighted Diego Matas, COO of EllaLink.

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