Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Angola Cables interconnects in Florida with Fiberlight

FiberLight will provide backhaul connectivity in the U.S.for Angola Cables. The partners will leverage the recently completed 10,556-km Monet cable linking Florida to Brazil, which is capable of delivering a minimum of 64 Tbps of capacity.


Angola Cables operates two fiber optic pairs within the Monet cable system, one transmitting data from Fortaleza, Brazil to U.S. shores and the other carrying traffic to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“The link-up with FiberLight will allow Angola Cables to deliver reliable, high graded services beyond the Monet cable termination point of MI3 Equinix and the data center in Boca Raton at Equinix’s MI1 colocation facility in Miami, Florida,” said António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables

Equinix’s MI1 is also known as the NAP of the Americas (NOTA) and is the key gateway for internet traffic between the U.S. and Brazil.

“As digital transformation continues to bring the world closer together, FiberLight has made it a priority to partner with international data carriers and establish presence within world-class subsea landing stations to ensure global communication and data transport activities benefit from access to reliable, high bandwidth fiber network capabilities,” said Don MacNeil, FiberLight’s CEO.


FiberLight appoints Don MacNeil as CEO, formerly XO


FiberLight, which owns over 1,700,000 miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 U.S. cities, appointed Don MacNeil as its new CEO, replacing Jim Lynch who will now assume the role of Executive Chairman. MacNeil joined FiberLight as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in September. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for EdgeConneX, an innovative data center solutions provider, which built a national portfolio of 29 edge data centers...

MONET subsea cable enters service connecting U.S. and Brazil


The Monet subsea cable system, which links the U.S. and Brazil, is complete and ready for commercial service. The 100Gbps-capable cable system offers an initial 64 Tbps of capacity.  The 10,556km cable has shore landings in Boca Raton, Florida; Fortaleza, Brazil; and Praia Grande, Brazil. Monet is owned by Algar Telecom (Brazil), Angola Cables (Angola), Antel (Uruguay), Google and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company. Antonio Nunes,...

South Atlantic Cable System is now 75% complete


Construction on the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), which is a 40 Tbit/s, 6,165 km cable connecting Angola to Brazil, is now 75% complete. It is expected to enter service in mid 2018. SACS offers four fibre pairs, with each fibre pair capable of transmitting 100 wavelengths with a bandwidth of 100 Gbit/s, which will connect from Angola to Brazil. SACS is scheduled to be ready for service in mid-2018. NEC, which is the turn-key contractor for...


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