Telefonica's Telxius Inks Deal with AWS for Transatlantic Subsea Cable MAREA

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Telefonica's Telxius Inks Deal with AWS for Transatlantic Subsea Cable MAREA Image Credit: Telxius

Telxius, the telecommunication infrastructure company of the Telefónica Group, announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed an agreement for the use of a fibre pair on MAREA, the transatlantic submarine cable partially owned by Telxius.

MAREA provides high capacity, low latency, route diversity, and an open design subsea cable system, connecting Virginia Beach, United States of America, and Sopelana, Spain.

MAREA is the highest capacity submarine cable in the world. It provides the lowest latency route between the United States and Southern Europe, as well as a diverse path, further south than other transatlantic cables, to network hubs in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Telxius opened MAREA for business in April 2018. With an initial system design capacity of 160 Terabits per second (Tbps), it has reached 200 Tbps in only six months thanks to its open and innovative design.

In 2017, MAREA was the first subsea cable to land in Virginia Beach (USA), also a landing point for Telxius’ latest submarine project, BRUSA, connecting to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both cables create a path that enables state-of-the-art connectivity between the USA, Latin America, Europe, and beyond.

Rafael Arranz, COO, Telxius, Cable Business
We have developed a deep relationship with Amazon Web Services across the geographies we serve and are excited by their long-term commitment with the MAREA submarine system. 

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