Malbec connects Argentina, Brazil with the world
2,500 km of cables will expand access to the high-speed Internet
Meta, in partnership with GlobeNet, launched Malbec, a 2,500 km long submarine cable that connects the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In the future, it will also connect Porto Alegre, Brazil, with Buenos Aires. The cable landing station, based in Las Toninas, Buenos Aires Province, is operated by GlobeNet’s subsidiary in Argentina. Malbec has much-needed capacity and reliability improvements for Argentina. Corresponding NERA business consulting, the cable will increase Internet penetration in Argentina by 6 percent and in Brazil by 3 percent.
Named after the Argentine wine, Malbec doubles the previous capacity to Argentina. Taking advantage of the latest developments in fiber optic technology, including spatial multiplexing and the latest innovations in repeaters and transponders, cable will enable more individuals and businesses to access faster, more reliable Internet online.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, businesses in Argentina have come online at breakneck speed, increasing the demand for connectivity. Malbec will help local residents do business online as remote and hybrid work become the new normal. We know that Economies thrive when there is a widely accessible Internet for businesses, and we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact of this access on communities.
Cable investments like Malbec and our recent announcements 2Africa pearls and apricot, reflect our commitment to openness and our innovative partnership model, in which we work with a variety of leading global partners to ensure that everyone benefits from the development of a scalable infrastructure and shared technology expertise. Together with these partners, we build cables with an open, flexible architecture that makes it easy to upgrade cable equipment and meet future capacity requirements.