09 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
The Monet subsea cable connecting Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil, is now completed and fully operational.
The 10,556km cable system owned by Algar Telecom, Angola
Cables, Antel and Alphabet, establishes an advanced digital
gateway between the US and Brazil which will feature
6-fibre-pair cable and optical transmission technologies, with
an initial design capacity of greater than or equal to
"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 wellbeing."
The Monet Submarine Cable System
was designed and built on the SubCom Open Cables concept and
incorporates leading edge submarine technology, delivering
exceptional bandwidth design capacity and vastly improved
internet latency performance.
The introduction of commercial traffic and services via the
undersea cable will improve current connectivity needs between
Latin America and the US and offers a powerful platform and
stable backbone to accommodate increased capacity demands in
The cable was confirmed as
ready for service in December 2017, with construction
having only started a year before.
Angola Cables selected Ciena’s GeoMesh and Blue
Planet solutions for the route,
which made its first landing in Florida in Novemebr