Brasil Telecom GlobeNet, an international carrier’s carrier headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its existing 22,000km system linking the United States with Latin America. Brasil Telecom GlobeNet owns and operates GlobeNet, a low latency submarine network serving the Americas. Under the deal, Alcatel-Lucent will upgrade the submarine section, along with the respective landing points, linking Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza), Venezuela (Maiquetia), Bermuda (St.David’s), and USA (Boca Raton, FL and Tuckerton, NJ). In Rio de Janeiro, the submarine network integrates with the terrestrial optical infrastructure of GlobeNet’s parent company, Brasil Telecom. When completed in the first quarter of 2008, the project will almost double the existing capacity over the entire network.