Angola Cables picks Ciena to upgrade MONET cable

Angola Cables picks Ciena to upgrade MONET cable

Angelo Gama angola Cables.jpeg

Angola Cables has completed the upgrade of its MONET subsea cable using Ciena’s GeoMesh solution.

Powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optical technology Ciena’s GeoMesh solution delivers more capacity and lower latency to meet growing digital demands.

“In a time of rapid, mass digital adoption, the network needs to be able to handle the ever-growing demands from end-users,” said Angelo Gama (pictured), chief executive officer at Angola Cables.

“Ciena’s GeoMesh solution has allowed us to expand our submarine cable network to reach a wider range of customers with more bandwidth and improved services.”

Specifically, using Ciena’s GeoMesh solution Angola Cables added 2.2Tbps of capacity to segments on the MONET network connecting Miami, Fortaleza, and São Paulo to enhance the performance of bandwidth-intensive cloud-based services.

This direct, low-latency connection between Angola Cables’ São Paulo, Miami, and the new data centre in Fortaleza (AngoNAP) boosts regional development for companies using the network.

“There has been an incredible increase in the use of cloud-based services, which place enormous amounts of pressure on the network resulting from strict performance requirements,” said Ian Clarke, vice president of global submarine solutions at Ciena.

“With Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine network solution, Angola Cables has adapted its network to fit these demands and deliver high-performance connectivity, overland and undersea, to more end-users across the globe.”

In addition, Angola Cables is also using Ciena’s GeoMesh between São Paulo and Miami to optically bypass the cable landing stations, resulting in reduced power, space, and operational complexity.

Additionally, Angola Cables is operating with Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, which extracts real-time telemetry from the submarine cables to provide enhanced network visibility and monitoring.

In related news, April saw Angola Cables launch a global data centre interconnection (GDI) service, using its direct link to major international data centres and PoPs in the network.

Gift this article