Telebras, IslaLink sign MoU for South America-Europe submarine cable

6 Sep 2012

Brazilian state-controlled telecoms group Telecomunicacoes Brasileiras (Telebras) and Spanish company IslaLink have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a submarine cable link between Europe and South America. The cable is one of five being planned by Telebras. If completed, four will be used to provide international connectivity between Brazil, the US, Europe and Africa, while the fifth would be used to better connect the Brazilian territory, by expanding Telebras’ national backbone. BNAmericas notes that in total, Telebras is hoping to roll out some 24,000km of optical cables, at an estimated total cost of BRL1.8 billion (USD883 million), with start-up scheduled for 2014.

Brazil, Telecomunicacoes Brasileiras (Telebras),


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.