26 May 2017
| James Pearce
Angola Cables has revealed that it’s South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), which is the first subsea cable that will directly connect Africa and Latin America, is on track for completion next year.
The project, which is predicted to cost $170 million, was
announced in 2014. The 6,165 km cable will run from Fortaleza,
Brazil, where it will link up with Seabras-1, to Luanda in
Work began on construction in April, with NEC selected as
supplier for the 40Tbps cable, which will have four fibre
Speaking at a recent conference in the African country,
Angola Cables CEO António Nunes said the company is
aiming to ensure internet services reach the most remote places
in Angola quickly, according to Macauhub.
Nunes added that for the interior of the country to have
easy access to connectivity "it will also be necessary to
improve infrastructure, such as roads and other public
This will lead to a boost in productivity, he said,
favouring the "diversification of the national economy".