Algar Telecom (Brazil), Angola Cables (Angola), Antel (Uruguay), Alphabet, Inc. (Google) has announced that the 10,556 km Monet Cable System connecting Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil is complete, establishing an advanced digital gateway between the US and Brazil able to deliver more than 64 Tbps of capacity.
Increased data demand has put an additional pressure on the subsea cable network and the service providers are working to either increase the capacity or to add to the network. This network was also designed to carry only voice but now almost 99% of the intercontinental data travels through the subsea network. This network is practically the foundation on which global economy runs. (See: Why Is There A Boom In Submarine Cable Segment)
The Monet Submarine Cable System, designed and built on the SubCom Open Cables concept, incorporates leading edge submarine technology, providing 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 future.
Antonio Nunes, chairperson of the Monet Executive Committee said: “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. 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.”
Monet Submarine Cable Facts
- The Monet Cable System is owned by Algar Telecom (a Brazilian telecom company and ISP), Angola Cables (an Angolan telecom company operating in the wholesale market), ANTEL (the Uruguayan telecom company) and Google (a global technology company)
- Monet will feature the latest high-quality 6-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies, with an initial design capacity of greater than or equal to 64Tb/s (100Gb/s x 100 wavelengths x 6 fiber-pairs).
- Shore landings for the Monet Cable included Boca Raton, FL as well as Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil