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September 09, 2010

GlobeNet Expands International Coverage into Colombia

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi, a telecommunications company in Brazil, has expanded its services in Colombia.

Officials with GlobeNet said that the expansion includes diverse rings providing secure connectivity to the wholesale carrier market, as well as direct routes to Brazil, Bermuda, the United States, and Venezuela.

GlobeNet's expanded reach in South America is also marked by the opening of its first office and International Point-of-Presence (iPoP) in Bogotá.

According to company officials, GlobeNet offers international capacity services between the Americas over a dual ring-protected, fiber optic submarine cable system.

Company officials said that last month, GlobeNet's Colombian subsidiary was awarded their telecommunications license that grants us the right to provide a broad range of telecommunication services such as data, international capacity and transport services, IP transit / Internet, and other value added services.

GlobeNet's submarine cable system spans more than 22 thousand kilometers connecting Brazil, Bermuda, Venezuela, United States and now Colombia.

With the current network configuration it now has 360 Gbps of lit capacity. The company intends to more than double its lit capacity by the end of 2011.

GlobeNet, company officials said, is the only international capacity provider that offers carriers a diverse route to and from Colombia by providing services via the eastern border.

Its submarine network architecture is based upon the latest DWDM, SDH, and Carrier Ethernet technologies with network availability measured in excess of 99.99 percent.

"Our network expansion into Colombia offers carriers increased options to securely build their global networks and expand their reach," said Erick W. Contag, chief operating officer for GlobeNet, in a statement.

Contag said that with expertise and advanced technology, the company brings to Colombia the same level of superior service and expanded options as it provides to customers in Brazil, United States, Venezuela and Bermuda.

"With the current economic growth in Colombia, the telecommunications industry must provide the latest and most reliable technology available in the world”, said Fabio Alexander Laguado, country manager for Colombia, GlobeNet.

Laguado said that this is why GlobeNet is in Colombia now - to support growth of Colombia's telecom market via cutting edge connectivity and world-class customer support.

With its advanced submarine fiber optic cable system offering carriers connectivity from South America to the United States, GlobeNet's existing services include Carrier Ethernet, International Private Line, SDH Capacity services, and Wavelength services.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi