Angola Cables S.A. and its contractor, NEC Corp. (TSE: 6701), say that construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) between Angola and Brazil has completed. The submarine cable system is now ready for service.
The four-fiber-pair SACS submarine network launches with an initial design capacity of 40 Tbps, based on 100 wavelengths of 100 Gbps each per fiber pair. On the African end, the undersea cable system will land at the Sangano cable landing station, connecting to the Angonap data center. The submarine cable will land at the other end in a new data center in Fortaleza Brazil that it will share with a Brazil-U.S. cable system Angola Cables and NEC didn’t directly identify. However, the MONET system is known to land there (see “Monet submarine cable system connecting Brazil to Florida is operational”), as does the BRUSA system (see “Telefónica chooses Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks for BRUSA submarine cable deployment”). NEC began construction of the SACS submarine network in 2016 (see “NEC begins construction of South Atlantic Cable System”).
"Our ambition is to transport South American and Asian data packets via our African hub using SACS, and together with Monet and the WACS, provide a more efficient direct connectivity option between North, Central and South America onto Africa, Europe and Asia,” said Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables (who may have settled which cable system that lands in Fortaleza is germane). “By developing and connecting ecosystems that allow for local IP traffic to be exchanged locally and regionally, the efficiency of networks that are serving the Southern Hemisphere can be vastly improved. As these developments progress they will have considerable impact for the future growth and configuration of the global internet.”
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