Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, announces it has been selected as the supplier of the ARBR submarine fibre optic cable system developed jointly by Seaborn Networks and the Werthein Group. The 2,700 km open system, 4-fibre pair, 48Tbps, direct PoP-to-PoP subsea cable will connect Argentina and Brazil.

The ARBR subsea cable system will allow for direct onward connectivity to New York, via the Seabras-1 system, thereby providing a lower latency route between the commercial and financial centers of Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and New York. The ARBR cable is fully funded and on an accelerated implementation schedule to bring valuable new capacity on an underserved route, providing important new connectivity to this region.

"This award further consolidates Xtera's position as a strong player in the regional submarine market segment and is a significant endorsement of Xtera's differentiated product offering," says Stuart Barnes, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Xtera. "Our four pillars of product and service offerings encompass subsea systems technologies, wet and dry upgrades, IP licensing, and OEM / specialist units to selected markets. Xtera is further defined by its flexible approach to system-partnering and contracting structures that ensure the best value for investment and a solution aligned to each customer's need."

The ARBR subsea cable system will utilize Xtera's field-proven submarine repeaters with hybrid EDFA-Raman design, enabling a robust optimized transmission system. When combined with Xtera's innovative Open Systems Gateway, this transmission system will provide Seaborn Networks and its customers true freedom of choice for the selection of its preferred terminal supplier. All these elements, including the Power Feed Equipment, are tightly monitored and managed by Xtera's best-in-class Network Management Systems.

"We are thrilled by the opportunity to work with Seaborn Networks on this exciting project," comments Robert Richardson, Chief Sales Officer, Xtera. "We pride ourselves on being market disruptors and innovators, and we see these same characteristics in Seaborn. It is especially rewarding to work with a kindred spirit company, and very satisfying to see a company such as Seaborn making use of our available technology to provide the market with a truly compelling offer."

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