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Press Release -- November 3rd, 2016
Source: TE Subcom
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TE SubCom Completes U.S. Shore Landing of Monet Submarine Cable System

EATONTOWN, N.J., October 31, 2016 – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has successfully completed the U.S. shore landing for the Monet Submarine Cable, a 10,556km cable that will connect Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Praia Grande, Brazil.

Monet Submarine Cable Landing Facts
· Monet 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.
· The 100G-capable cable system will provide a low latency route from Brazil to North America with a minimum bandwidth of 60 Tbps.
· The Boca Raton landing is the third of three shore landings successfully installed by TE SubCom for the Monet Cable. Shore landings were completed earlier this year in Fortaleza and Praia Grande, Brazil.

“With our system supply partners at TE SubCom, we’ve seen tremendous progress on Monet in the past several months, making today’s U.S. shore landing a very exciting milestone for all involved with the project,” said Javier Emicuri, Antel’s CEO and Chairman of Monet’s executive committee. “Latin America has a connected population of nearly 300 million and there has never been a greater demand for capacity. We are seeing an increase in local and regional deployment of LTE and FTTH (fiber-optic) networks, along with state of the art data centers that will deliver high quality content (HD/4K) and cloud-based services. The demand for these services makes bandwidth vital for the entire region and we are confident that Monet will have a positive impact for decades to come.”

“The design and deployment of a network as large and advanced as Monet is a very complex venture and each stage is carefully considered against a number of factors,” said Chris Carobene, VP Marine Services, TE SubCom. “One of those considerations is the shore landing technique and its potential environmental footprint on the landing site. In the case of Monet, we used a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technique that’s designed to avoid sensitive beach crossings and eliminate open trenching. We are grateful to the Monet project leads for trusting in TE SubCom’s expertise as we move ahead with these critical implementation processes.”

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About TE SubCom

TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys, and maintains the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable systems. Its solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea communication cable to circle the globe 15 times at the equator.

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