Facebook and GlobeNet are working on an undersea cable system that will travel between Brazil and Argentina to further enhance the internet service of the region. The cable system will provide a stronger connection from the United States to Southern parts of South America.
The 2500km undersea cable will link the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre to Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires and is expected to be completed by 2020. The installing of the fiber cables will double Argentina’s international capacity and increase the speed of the internet in the region.
Facebook is not the only US tech company laying fiber in South America; Google is also working on a 10,000 km undersea cable from the US to Brazil and other South American countries. Its aim is to increase the online traffic from the region by enhance the speed, stability and security.
Google and Facebook are essentially racing to see which tech company will dominate the South American online traffic for future years to come.