Algar Telecom, Angola Cables, Antel, and Google's Alphabet said that the 10,556-km Monet submarine cable system linking Florida to Brazil is operational. The undersea cable will deliver over 64 Tbps of capacity to users, with shore landings in Boca Raton, FL, Fortaleza, Brazil, and Santos, Brazil.
The Monet Cable System is owned by a consortium that includes Brazilian telecom company and ISP Algar Telecom, Angola Cables, the Uruguayan telecom company Antel, and Google. The consortium hired TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company (NYSE: TEL), to build the undersea cable system using the company's Open Cable concept. TE SubCom announced this past December that the Monetsubmarine cable system was ready for service (see "Monet submarine cable system linking Florida to Brazil ready for service").
Offering a secure internet backbone and platform to meetgrowing future capacity needs, the Monet undersea cable will have a high-quality 6-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies. Commercial traffic and services through the Monet undersea cable will enhance the connectivity required between Latin America and the U.S., the consortium members believe.
"The completion of the Monet submarine cable system is an extremely significant milestone for the market, by bringing a new generation of technology, in submarine cables, capable of facing the new challenge of digital evolution," said Antonio Nunes, chairperson of the Monet Executive Committee. "The effort to bring this submarine cable to service with direct and low-latency connections will bring real benefits to the economies of the regions. The digital wave opens new horizons and business opportunities, many of them unknown at this time. The Monet will guarantee the contribution to the development and growth of well-being."
In March 2017, Angola Cables announced it will use Ciena'sGeoMesh and Blue Planet technology to help launch services over the Monet submarine network (see "Angola Cables taps Ciena for MONET submarine network work"). In addition to Monet, the wholesale carrier also owns capacity on the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable systems, interconnecting the continents of South America, North America, Africa, and Europe.
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