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The EllaLink cable connects Europe to South America from Portugal to Brazil. This connection will allow both regions to benefit from the cable. Companies on both cable end benefit from the best latency that only a unique and direct transatlantic route can offer – the EllaLink Cable. 

By creating a domestic subsea system, EllaLink is reinforcing Portugal's interconnectivity ecosystem. That will happen with a submarine cable connection between Sines and Lisbon. 

Sines is the new gateway to Europe. It’s a place for efficient landing of submarine cables and is one of the most premium, secure and infrastructure-owned locations in Europe for Data Center installation. Landing in Sines is extremely secure due to:

  • Southern marine route to avoid fishing area
  • 1,5m burial up to 1 500m water depth
  • 700m HDD shore-end for optimum protection
  • Fronthaul protected zone

Sines offers the Innovation & Data Center Hub, SinesTech, with 5 pillars (connectivity, location, water and electricity, safe place and renewable energy), combined in one single location in Lisbon.

The importance of Lisbon for Portugal is undeniable. Lisbon represents the political, economic and social center of the Portuguese industry, government and commerce. In fact, Lisbon occupies already a strategic position as an important connectivity hub for the Iberian Peninsula, Africa and South America. 

As the capital of the country, it demands robust internal and external connectivity infrastructures. More than that Lisbon has a Geostrategic Position on the European Data-Gateway Platforms. Lisbon is an ancient port city that hosts already some submarine cables connecting the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe and Africa from a fast-growing community of network service providers.

The city’s tech industry is overgrowing. Investment in the start-up scene in Lisbon has increased by 30% every year since 2016, twice the average of the rest of Europe. 

Sines to Lisbon: The missing connectivity piece

This new submarine cable connection that EllaLInk is now planning to execute will:

  • Provide Direct DC to DC dark fibre connectivity with CLS pass through, and alternative on-demand PoPs;
  • Offer ultra-high capacity with 48 unrepeated fibre pair with an optimised optical design;
  • Have a buried subsea & land cable, providing a DC entry point diversity and HDD protection in Sines, with a robust & diverse route design;
  • Sustain Diversity, and;
  • Offer interconnectivity between the most relevant networks through the Equinix network. 
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