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Telecom upgrades its underwater fiber-optic cable system
Created: 3/25/2011 2:06:05 PM

Officials from GlobeNet, an international fiber-optic network provider and subsidiary of Brazilian telecom Oi, recently announced the company completed a 200 gigabit upgrade to its submarine fiber-optic cable system near North, South and Latin America.

The upgrade now brings the system's total to 560 Gbps, which allows GlobeNet to increase its bandwidth demands for the nearby regions, as more homes and businesses adoption telecom services. In all, the underwater fiber-optic network stretches more than 22,000 kilometers.

With more flexibility and higher bandwidth, users have better access to such amenities as streaming media, high-definition video, social media applications and more.

"As a wholesale provider committed to the Latin American region, we have further optimized our cable system to address the huge demand for internet-related services," said Erick Contag, chief operating officer of GlobeNet.

Currently, the submarine system provides high-speed access to Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the United States and more. The company has been paying strict attention to South American countries, as such major events as the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics will be taking place in Brazil, requiring greater bandwidth for data transmission.

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