Initial estimated Capacity of 160 Tbps
2 landing points connecting to the main data center hubs in the US and EMEA
MAREA is a game-changer with its flexible design
A unique route that will strengthen global connections
Open for business
Telxius is a partner and landing party of MAREA
Telxius, Microsoft and Facebook have partnered together to build MAREA, the transatlantic submarine cable with the highest capacity to date. The cable, which is 6,000 km long and can transport 160 terabytes per second, joins Sopelana (Spain) and Virginia (US) and is operated by Telxius.
One of MAREA’s main characteristics is its location, much farther south than other transatlantic cables, thus making it a very valuable asset for diversifying connectivity through the Atlantic. In addition, its landing stations in both Sopelana (Spain) and Virginia (US) are two key connectivity points with the United States, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. MAREA will greatly contribute to meet the growing data demand.
Therefore, MAREA, with its exclusive layout, will be able to transport large amounts of traffic, as well as to deal with other market needs such as virtual reality, IoT, or artificial intelligence.
“More and more content is being consumed, which requires a great deal of bandwidth, which is why the whole world needs to be connected to an infrastructure capable of transporting large volumes of data.”
Rafael Arranz, Telxius COO.
Capacity of 138 Tbps
Landing stations in Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, San Juan de Puerto Rico and Virginia Beach
The fastest cable to ever join the Americas and Europe, through MAREA
The first straight route between Virginia and Brazil
Ready for service by the end of 2018
100% property of Telxius
BRUSA is a new submarine cable of 11,000 km in length linking Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza (Brazil) with San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Virginia Beach (USA) 100% property of Telxius. It will be the highest capacity transatlantic subsea cable to ever connect the Americas to date.
This completely new route from Virginia to Brazil takes advantage of its direct connection to one of the most dense concentration of data centers in the world, located in the Ashburn area (Virginia) with over 75 data centres housing more than 3,000 technology companies.
Cutting edge technology will allow BRUSA to support a high transmission capacity up to 138 Tbps. With this new initiative, we seek to create a latest generation, diverse and more robust route to link the Americas and Europe via MAREA.
Thanks to BRUSA, we will provide one of the lowest latency communication paths between two of the largest economies in the Americas, Brazil and USA, also reinforcing our commitment with the region.
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