This new digital data highway is scheduled to be ready for use in 2020. The cable will guarantee high capacity transmission and run between Portugal and Brazil. This will be a step ahead in the creation of an EU–Latin America common research area and will support innovation and knowledge-sharing, for instance in improved earth observation services. This transatlantic link will provide researchers and companies with an essential facility for the development of the data economy. It will significantly strengthen the links between research and education networks in the two continents, enabling new collaborative activities.