EllaLink Group CEO Philippe Dumont talks to Capacity: Business Intelligence for the Global Carrier Industry magazine with a two-page spread on EllaLinks 72Tbps cable system.
I start our meeting by asking Dumont where he’s based. He jokingly responds: “I’m based on the plane.” This is simply because of the extensive travelling he undertakes to visit key locations along the 9,300km cable system, the company’s headquarters in Ireland, and to be with his family in France. It’s been a very busy year-and-a-half for the former Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) president and CEO. He first joined the project in January 2018 initially as a consultant, to support the preliminary due diligence that was being completed by the Marguerite Infrastructure fund.
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EllaLink is an advanced subsea cable system offering secure high capacity connectivity on a unique low latency transatlantic route serving the growing needs of the Latin American and European markets. The EllaLink network directly connects Brazil and Europe, linking the major hubs of São Paulo and Fortaleza with Lisbon, Madrid and Marseille.
The EllaLink System is being built with state-of-the-art coherent technology initially offering 72Tbps of capacity over four fiber pairs. The landing sites in Fortaleza (Brazil) and Sines (Portugal) have been secured and EllaLink is scheduled to be Ready for Service in 2020. EllaLink is a privately funded and independent company committed to providing products and services on a Carrier Neutral and Open Access basis. To learn more visit ella.link