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New data highway will bring Europe and Latin America closer
08 January 2019
The contract to construct a fibre optic cable running under the Atlantic Ocean that will connect Latin America and Europe (from Portugal to Brazil) is now in force. By 2020, the cable will provide high broadband connectivity and boost business, scientific and cultural exchanges between the two continents.
The BELLA (building the Europe Link to Latin America) Consortium, an international partnership of research and education networks whose leading investor is the European Commission, is a key participant in the project. Alongside the new cable, BELLA will also boost interconnectivity between Latin American countries, initially Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.
Source: European Commission
Image credit: BELLA Consortium- Illustration of new data highway.