08 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Angola Cables, will now offer its customers customised amounts of capacity with Ciena ’s GeoMesh Extreme Spectrum Sharing capability.
The new functionality will enable Angola to reliably and
securely offer highly differentiated virtual fibre pairs, which
are dedicated and upgradeable portions of overall optical
spectrum, to end-users over a shared physical fibre pair.
"With Ciena’s advanced Spectrum Sharing
capabilities, we can expand our global reach by offering unique
and highly differentiated virtual fibre pair products to our
customers that provides them with increased flexibility and
choice to best align to continually evolving and growing market
demand for submarine connectivity," said António Nunes,
CEO, Angola Cables.
Customers can access the new fusntionality on the Monet
subsea cable, which is now live between Boca Raton, Florida and
São Paulo, Brazil, with a branching unit extension to
"Innovative submarine operators like Angola Cables are
taking note of new ways to get the most out of their existing
assets to continue to differentiate service offerings. At
Ciena, our Adaptive Network vision guides submarine network
providers’ efforts to aid their customers in
addressing increasing capacity demands. Leveraging programmable
infrastructure and software control for scale,
self-configuration and optimisation, an adaptive network
ensures subsea networks can truly adapt to change in network
environments and respond accordingly," added Ian Clarke, vice
president of global submarine systems at Ciena.
Last year, Angola selected Ciena’s GeoMesh
Extreme with WaveLogic A and Blue Planet solutions and services
to support its new service launch on the Monet subsea cable.
The 10,556 km route currently provides more than 25 Tb/s of
traffic on Angola Cables’ network between the U.S.
and Latin America’s major business hub of
São Paulo, Brazil.