Angola Cables upgrades Monet submarine network via Infinera’s ICE6

Oct. 17, 2022
Monet is one of three submarine cable systems in which Angola Cables has an ownership stake; SACS and WACS are the other two.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has supplied its ICE6 800G coherent transmission technology to Angola Cables to upgrade the service providers link on the Monet submarine network. The undersea cable system runs between Miami and São Paulo.

Monet is one of three submarine cable systems in which Angola Cables has an ownership stake; SACS and WACS are the other two. The service provider shares ownership of the 6500-km Monet submarine network with Algar Telecom, Antel, and Alphabet/Google (see “Monet submarine cable system connecting Brazil to Florida is operational”). Including capacity leased on other networks, Angola Cables’ fiber infrastructure supports enterprise, Tier 1 operator, and global content provider customers connects to more than 20 points of presence and internet exchange points in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

“Infinera’s ICE6 technology will enable Angola Cables to lay the necessary foundation to upgrade all segments of their cable system to meet the needs of their customers today and in the future,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera. “We are delighted to work with their team on this upcoming deployment and provide a seamless upgrade to their existing network.”

Infinera says it is working with local partner Arsitec on the upgrade initiative.

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