By Press Release

BOSTON, MA – September 5, 2014 – Seaborn Networks announced today they have entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corp. for fiber optic network capacity on Seaborn's US-Brazil submarine cable system.

“We are extremely pleased to have Microsoft on board as the foundational customer for Seabras-1. With their full participation in the system, it is clear that Microsoft is highly committed to delivering the best cloud experience and infrastructure in Brazil and all of Latin America. We are delighted that Seabras-1 will play a major role in further enabling their cutting edge consumer and enterprise services in region,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO, Seaborn.

Microsoft's commitment assures the deployment of Seabras-1, a system that will be built with next generation coherent technology to deliver high speed, high capacity and lowest latency telecommunications between New York and São Paulo. Greater capacity between the two continents is essential for cloud companies needing to grow and scale their cloud infrastructure.

“We are excited to work with Seaborn to expand our ‘mobile first, cloud first' experience in Brazil,” said Vijay Gill, General Manager of Global Networking Services, Microsoft. “Seaborn and Microsoft share a common desire to deploy secure infrastructure and to further accelerate the availability of cloud technologies in Brazil and throughout Latin America. This investment highlights Microsoft's commitment to enhancing our cloud infrastructure for the benefit of our customers in this region.”

Seabras-1 will be ready for service in 2016.

About Seaborn Networks

Seaborn Networks is an independent developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, including Seabras-1, which is the first direct fiber optic cable between São Paulo and New York City. Seaborn was founded by successful submarine cable and wholesale carrier executives with experience in designing, building and operating many of the world's largest submarine and terrestrial networks. For more information, please visit


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