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UNISUR is an optical submarine telecommunications cable system in the South Atlantic Ocean linking Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.

It has landing points in:

  1. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
  2. Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
  3. Las Toninas, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

It has a design transmission capacity of 560 Mbit/s and a total cable length of 1,720 km. It started operation on 16 November 1994.


  • Centro Brasileiro de Documentação e Estudos da Bacia do Prata< (DOC) (in Portuguese) http://www.cedep.ifch.ufrgs.br/Cronologiamercosul/cron_mercosul.doc. Retrieved February 17, 2006. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  • "References UNISUR (part)". Alcatel. Archived from the original on 2005-04-22. Retrieved February 17, 2006.