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They triple the speed of one of the Internet cables that enter Argentina through Las Toninas

Almost everything now comes online. Series and movies, songs, banking operations, photos of friends and family, and so on seem endless.

However, the speed of connections is increasingly important for everyday life. And pay attention to this, one of the companies that provides the arrival of Internet to the country through a fiber optic cable of 36,000 kilometers coming from the United States to enter the country through Las Toninasin the province of Buenos Aires, announced that it will triple the speed of its link.

“Currently, access links to the metropolitan terrestrial network can be implemented with speeds of up to 10 Gbps Ethernet, a record that is will triple in the coming weeks to speeds of 30Gbps for Dedicated Internet (DIA), Cloud Connect, IP VPN services, among others,” said Cirion, a digital and technology infrastructure company.

There are several Internet cables that reach the coastal town of Las Toninas. For example, there are Google and Meta, among others.

What is a 30Gbps Internet for?

30Gbps connections bring benefits for business growth, based on five major changes with respect to the technology currently available:

The cable comes to Las Toninas from the United States.

1. Faster data transfer speed: 30Gbps speed provides extremely fast data transfer. This is essential for companies that handle large volumes of information, such as large file transfers, data backup, and real-time information processing.

2. Improvement in network performance: With higher speeds, networks can simultaneously handle more devices and applications without experiencing congestion. This improves overall network performance, allowing for greater efficiency in day-to-day operations.

3. Lower latency: The time it takes for a data packet to travel from one point to another on the network is further reduced, which is crucial for real-time video conferencing, live streaming, and online gaming applications.

4. Greater capacity for virtualization: In enterprise environments that rely on server and storage virtualization, higher network speed enables faster migration of virtual machines and more efficient access to resources stored in the cloud.

5. Support for bandwidth-intensive applications: High-bandwidth-intensive applications, such as high-resolution video streaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and big data analytics, benefit significantly from higher speeds.

Shark bite cables

The cable that connects Argentina with the world has a maximum thickness of 7 centimeters in diameter. The cable that connects Argentina with the world has a maximum thickness of 7 centimeters in diameter.

Underwater fiber optic cables are made up of extremely thin glass or plastic fibers that carry pulses of light, and these fibers are covered by layers of insulating and protective materials.

The submarine cable must be specially protected with “armor or shell” to protect it from the inhospitable conditions of the ocean floor, including rough surfaces, strong currents, extreme cold, and even shark bites.

The protection or shield has a considerable impact on the volume of the cable, since the fibers are covered by a steel casing to strengthen it, wrapped in a copper conductor for optical signal amplifiers, and covered with a polyethylene insulation, which makes each coated cable approximately 5 cm in diameter.

In this way, the cable that reaches Las Toninas and that connects Argentina with the region and the world, It has a maximum thickness of only 7 centimeters in diameter.

Data transmission in submarine fiber optic cables is based on light modulation. Signals are sent as pulses of light through optical fibers, and the information is encoded into light patterns.

The transmission speed and capacity of the cable depend on the technology used and the number of optical fibers present in the cable.

For their maintenance, they are implemented monitoring systems to detect any possible damage to the cable, since these can be affected by human activities such as trawling and natural phenomena such as earthquakes. Cirion carries out regular maintenance to guarantee the continuous operation of the cable.

The arrival of cable to the country. The arrival of cable to the country.

The submarine cable is complemented by the terrestrial network, and allows the creation of an Internet ecosystem that connects more than 1,300 autonomous systems. Each AS represents an entity connected to the Internet, such as a telecommunications operator, an ISP, a university or a large corporation.

Currently, access links to the metropolitan terrestrial network can be implemented with speeds of up to 10 Gbps Ethernet, a record that will triple in the coming weeks to speeds of 30Gbps for Dedicated Internet (DIA), Cloud Connect, IP services VPN, among others.

Cirion has an infrastructure made up of 18 data centers, 7 satellite teleports and 18 Landing Stations connected through a fiber optic network of more than 86,000 kilometers, being 36,000 kilometers of underwater network. One of these fiber optic mooring stations is located in the Buenos Aires town of Las Toninas.

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