MAREA and BRUSA, the newest and fastest ultra-high speed transatlantic fiber optic telecommunication cables in the world, connect Virginia Beach to Brazil and Europe through a new 24,000-sf cable landing station operated by Telxius, the infrastructure arm of a Spanish telecom company: Telefónica.
The first one MAREA, owned by Microsoft and Facebook, and operated by Telxius, brought the first ultra-high-speed 200 terabit fiber optic cable from Bilbao, Spain to Corporate Landing. BRUSA, owned and operated by Telxius, brought the second cable (138 Tbps) from Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza( Brazil) to Virginia Beach in 2018. View map of the Virginia Beach cables.
Stretching 4,000 miles (6,600 km) across from Virginia Beach to Bilbao, Marea is capable of transferring data at a staggering 200 terabits per second. That’s more than 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection, making it capable of streaming 71 million high-definition videos simultaneously.
ACA International, LLC, which recently announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Virginia Beach, has announced a partnership with South Atlantic Express International Ltd. (SAEx) to land the third high speed subsea cable in Virginia Beach. ACA will be the landing party and neutral co-location service provider for the main trunk of the SAEx cable.
The 72 terabit per second bandwidth SAEx cable will be the only system connecting South Africa directly to the U.S. It will combine with a partner system from Fortaleza, Brazil to offer a truly diverse transatlantic network, with a planned second phase from South Africa to Asia.
Once completed, the Globalinx Carrier Hotel in Corporate Landing will provide high capacity, reliable connectivity options to carriers, data center and colocation facility operators.