Telxius Operates the Two Highest Capacity Submarine Cables in the World

Telxius, the infrastructure company of the Telefónica Group, now operates the two highest capacity submarine cables in the worldTelxius Press Release
December 10, 2018

  • MAREA and BRUSA have been opened for business in 2018
  • MAREA’s initial estimated capacity was 160 Tbps (now upgradable to 200 Tbps) and BRUSA’s is 136 Tbps
  • These two cables provide the lowest latency between Europe and the Americas
  • Both systems land in Virginia Beach, located in Virginia, home to the highest concentration of data centres in the world

MADRID, Spain – Telxius, the infrastructure company of the Telefónica Group, operates nowadays the two highest capacity submarine cables in the world1: MAREA, a system developed in partnership with Microsoft and Facebook, and BRUSA, fully owned and operated by Telxius. Both cables have been opened for business in 2018.

MAREA is the highest capacity system to ever cross the Atlantic. It can now reach 200 Tbps. This system, connecting Virginia (US) and Sopelana (Spain), provides the lowest latency route between the United States and Southern Europe as well as a diverse path to network hubs in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. MAREA is set to boost Atlantic connections, providing ultrahigh transmission capacity that keeps growing. With its flexible and innovative design, it is a game changer that will easily adapt to the future of data services.

BRUSA, fully owned and operated by Telxius, is the highest capacity subsea cable connecting the Americas, with ultrafast transmission capacity reaching up to 138 Tbps. It links the Americas through two of its largest economies: USA and Brazil, providing a robust latest generation route enabling ultrahigh-speed broadband services and improving overall network performance and end- to-end security. The system also provides direct Access to NAPs/Internet Exchanges at Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

The highest capacity path between Europe and the Americas

 These two next-generation cable systems, sharing a landing point at Virginia Beach, provide ultrafast connectivity between America and Europe and a route-diverse backhaul to Ashburn (VA), which is a key strategic point with the highest concentration of data centres in the world.

“Projects like MAREA and BRUSA are contributing to the creation of a worldwide ecosystem integrated by data centers, terrestrial fibre and submarine fiber able to make ultrahigh capacity communications available to leading enterprises and clouds, creating opportunities to connect people, continents and business needs from both sides of the Atlantic and the Americas”, Telxius CEO Mario Martín stated.

Telxius has recently opened a point of presence in Richmond, near the Ashburn area, as part of its plans to connect to the main data centers in the world in order to deliver the best connectivity to its customers.

About Telxius

Telxius is the telecommunication infrastructure company of the Telefónica Group managing a unique combination of towers and an international network of high capacity fiber optic submarine cables. As specialists in telecommunication infrastructure, we aim at enabling the best communication for our customers. Telxius offers advanced services on its 87,000 km international network which consists of ten high capacity submarine fibre optic cables, including two of the highest capacity systems in the world, MAREA and BRUSA, both already open for business. For more information on Telxius, we invite you to visit www.telxius.com

 

Media contact: comunicacion@telxius.com

1 Source: Subtel Forum (Almanac)