EllaLink announced today that it has been granted operator licenses by the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) in Brazil and the Autoridade Nacional de Comuniçaões (ANACOM) in Portugal. With marine survey operations completed and commencement of manufacturing activities the EllaLink system is on track for being ready for service in 2020.
Diego Matas, Chief Operating Officer of EllaLink, said: “Award of the telecoms operator licenses in Brazil and Portugal is a significant regulatory step for the EllaLink project. We remain fully committed to offer to the market a unique optical platform between Europe and Latin America that will go ready for service by the end of next year.”
EllaLink is a state-of-the-art optical platform offering secure high capacity connectivity on a unique low latency transatlantic route, linking the major terrestrial and subsea hubs in Europe and Latin America. The EllaLink system integrates terrestrial fibers with a subsea system that directly connects Brazil and Europe, linking the major hubs of São Paulo and Fortaleza with Lisbon, Madrid and Marseille.