Tuesday, March 15, 2022

BELLA Program terrestrial connectivity to contribute to astronomical, Blockchain and IoT research

It is also one of the first specific applications of the EllaLink submarine cable, which connects Portugal and Brazil, inaugurated in mid-2021. In terms of latency, a reduction of 62 milliseconds is observed, compared to 240 ms previously recorded in the indirect route (via New York).

The Building Europe Link to Latin America (BELLA) initiative, financed by the European Union and Latin American research networks, had a first component with the activation of the EllaLink submarine cable, between Brazil and Portugal, last year, and at the end of January it fulfilled a first milestone in terms of land connectivity: the 6,070 km segment of infrastructure between Porto Alegre (Brazil), Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. For Buenos Aires-Santiago link, Silica Networks backbone will be used; and for Buenos Aires-Porto Alegre, that of Lumen.

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