Meet MAREA & BRUSA, VB’s New Undersea Cables

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Meet MAREA & BRUSA, VB’s New Undersea Cables

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“Virginia Beach is now on the cusp of becoming the fastest digital port in the world with MAREA.”

These were the words of Mayor Will Sessoms at the announcement for the undersea cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean from Bilbao Spain to Virginia Beach.

The cable is a joint project between Facebook, Microsoft, and Telxius, meaning some of the world’s best known tech giants now have a home in Virginia Beach. BRUSA is another undersea cable scheduled to make landfall at Virginia Beach, this one coming from South America.

Already, the state of Virginia routes a full seventy percent of the internet’s total traffic, and the addition of the two new cables bolsters its claim as the ultimate digital port.

Undersea cables are laid on the sea floor by ships at sea, in a dangerous crossing that can take years to complete.

Both MAREA and BRUSA make landfall at the oceanfront, protected by a segmented metal sleeve and buried under the sand, then soil to emerge at 1900 Corporate Landing Parkway.

While that and surrounding facilities will be used by companies to tap into the two cables’ capabilities, the cables’ final destination will be at Equinix DC2, in the nation’s capitol.

MAREA

  • "Marea" means "tide" in Spanish.
  • Owned by Facebook, Microsoft, and Telxius, a subsidiary of Telefónica.
  • Telxius operates and manages the cable, and owns the landing station in Virginia Beach.
  • 4100 miles long, from Virginia Beach to Bilbao Spain
  • 2 years to complete
  • Transmission speed of 160 terabits per second (Tbit/s)

BRUSA

  • Built, owned, and operated by Telxius
  • 6800 miles long, connecting Virginia Beach to Rio & Fortaleza in Brazil, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

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