Microsoft Buys Into US-Brazil Submarine Cable by Seaborn

January 31, 2015

 Microsoft has agreed to buy capacity on a fiber optic submarine cable a company called Seaborn Networks is building between U.S. and Brazil.

Microsoft’s commitment assures the Seabras-1 cable system, in the works for several years, will be built. Once completed, the capacity will enable Microsoft to provide higher-performance services in Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn, said Microsoft would be the “foundational customer” for the system. “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,” he said in a prepared statement.

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