GlobeNet Honored as Winner in the 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards Telecom, Cable, Broadband and Voice Innovations Category

GlobeNet’s Segment 5 Subsea Cable System earns the Company the Golden Bridge Awards distinction

Boca Raton, FL – October 3, 2013GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi (Bovespa: TNLP3, TNLP4, TMAR3, TMAR5, TMAR6 and NYSE: TNE), announced today that it has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards for its Segment 5 Subsea Cable System.

GlobeNet’s high performance, high capacity Segment 5 subsea cable system links Bermuda and the United States. The cable system offers some of the most secure routes in the region and provides 30 times the current capacity between Bermuda and the United States. Designed to support 150 wavelengths per fiber-pair at 100 Gbps per wavelength, the new segment is approximately 1,350 km in length and lands in St. David’s, Bermuda and Tuckerton, New Jersey. As an integral part of GlobeNet’s dual-ring subsea cable system, Segment 5 has the largest cross-sectional capacity per fiber pair of any system built or contracted to date. The Segment 5 system includes the use of TE SubCom Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE), which allows transmission of multiple high-quality, high-bandwidth optical signals over ultra-long distances.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2013 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners. The winners were honored during the awards dinner and presentation on September 30, 2013 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, industry leaders, and judges.

In addition, GlobeNet’s Chief Operating Officer, Erick Contag was recently honored as a Global Telecoms Business Power100 2013 award recipient. The award recognizes the 100 most powerful people in the telecom industry worldwide. For more information about GlobeNet, please visit www.globenet.net.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com


About GlobeNet

GlobeNet provides secure and reliable International capacity and wholesale services to carriers and service providers in the Americas. GlobeNet operates in Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, the United States, and Venezuela. Our 22,500 kilometer subsea network infrastructure connecting North and South America was designed with the latest Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM), Advanced Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Carrier Ethernet, and IP technologies.

GlobeNet offers the lowest latency on all network segments to support mission-critical applications with exclusive direct routes from our city-center international PoPs in Bogotá, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Miami and New York.

As a leader in delivering high performance, ultra-fast connectivity, GlobeNet offers the latest in network technology to support robust infrastructures across key markets such as the financial, cloud services, and multi-media video verticals. GlobeNet’s subsea network – built for maximum resiliency – measures availability in excess of 99.99% for reliable and secure network services.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oi, GlobeNet is backed by the largest footprint telecom provider in Brazil. For more information go to www.globenet.net.