The fastest connection between Brazil and Europe, according to Neterra engineers, has been established using NetIX, a global distributed platform for peering and connectivity solutions. As part of NetIX’s global infrastructure assets, the firm has purchased capacity on EllaLink, the high-capacity and low-latency fiber-optic undersea cable that connects directly between Latin America and Europe.
Brazilian networks will be able to access Europe, notably the landing stations in Madrid and Marseille, at virtually the speed of light from NetIX enabled areas in Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, and Rio de Janeiro.
“We are thrilled to be one of the first networks in the world to utilize capacity on EllaLink,” said Neven Dilkov, Founder and CEO at NetIX and Neterra. “This 60ms connection across the Atlantic will be a game changer and we look forward to helping businesses achieve more whilst reducing latency times on their network.”
“There has been so much excitement across South America for EllaLink going live,” said Fabricio Costa, Regional Director for South America at NetIX. “Combining EllaLink’s low latency path with NetIX’s services like the Global Internet Exchange (GIX) which brings 30+ IXPs’ worth of traffic with Tier 1s and other members will make NetIX a very attractive solution provider in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile.”
EllaLink was developed to enhance connectivity and save 50% of the round-trip latency between Europe and Brazil. This 9,334-kilometer (5,800-mile) underwater cable line connects these two continents directly, eliminating the previously necessary detour through North America.
With a transmission capacity of up to 100 Tbps, EllaLink connects the major hubs of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Fortaleza with Lisbon, Madrid, and Marseille. This network is already supporting all types of Internet traffic, including wholesale connectivity to businesses, academic and scientific communities, the healthcare industry, and many other industries.