Angola Cables adds spectrum sharing capabilities to Monet cable

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 Fortaleza, Brazil.

“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.