Brazil lwa wants a private transatlantic internet cable to Europe to shoot it, so as not to be dependent on internet connections to the United States. Since the Snowden-revelations is the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil, lwa has declined.
The approximately 5600 kilometres long, submarine cable, of which the construction is being coordinated by the Brazilian staatstelecombedrijf Telebras, will cost, according to Bloomberg 185 million dollars. That would amount to around 150 million euro. The cable will be in Portugal on the land. At this time, expires internet traffic between Brazil and Europe via the United States.
There is already since 2012, talked about the construction of the cable, but the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were, in any case, an additional argument for the construction. Those are probably also the main reason that there is no American equipment will be used. Telebras will only work with Brazilian, European and Asian companies.
To which companies, is not yet decided. According to Francisco Ziober, the director of Telebras, it is likely that companies such as Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson. It is remarkable that Huawei by the U.s. government right of accused to cooperate in espionage by the Chinese government.
The Snowden-revelations, have the relations between Brazil and the United States have not done well. Last year, Brazil already that the internet companies will require data on Brazilians within Brazil, to save, to espionage, to prevent. Brazil still believes after about cables to Africa and Asia.