Intercontinental Submarine Cable Enhancing Connectivity from the United States
to Brazil is Now Complete.
EATONTOWN, N.J., December 4, 2017 – Algar Telecom (Brazil), Angola Cables (Angola), Antel (Uruguay), Google and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company (NYSE: TEL) and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that the Monet Cable System (“Monet”) has reached Ready for Service status. Commercial traffic should be able to commence shortly. This milestone means that the 10,556km cable that connects Florida to Brazil is complete and prepared to provide more than 64 Tbps of capacity to users.
Built using SubCom’s Open Cables concept, Monet was built in a way that provided the consortium with choice and flexibility in the selection of line cards while continuing to take advantage of the latest wet plant technology. Monet provides a powerful and stable internet backbone designed to serve the current connectivity needs in the Latin American region and to pave the way for increased capacity demands in the future.
Debra Brask, vice president of Project Management of TE SubCom, said of the project: “The successful implementation of Monet is the result of excellent teamwork between TE SubCom and the purchasers to mitigate project risks. TE SubCom is proud to have delivered on time a flexible, highly reliable system to this distinguished group of customers.”
Antonio Nunes, chairperson of the Monet Executive Committee said: “We are proud to have completed this project with SubCom in the most efficient manner possible. The open cable approach enabled each Monet party to meet its respective network objectives while still benefitting from the strengths of a joint build partnering model. Each of the parties, working with TE SubCom, was able to create a network that should meet our technology and cost needs well into the future.”
Monet Submarine Cable 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 approximately 64 Tbps.
- Shore landings for Monet include Boca Raton, Fla.; Fortaleza, Brazil; and Praia Grande, Brazil.
About the Companies
Algar Telecom is a leading Brazilian Telecommunications Company. It offers landline and mobile telephony, broadband Internet access (3G, 4G and ADSL), data communications, cable television, IT solutions, national and international long distance services. For more information, visit: www.algartelecom.com.br
Angola Cables is a multinational telecommunications company founded in 2009, who operates in the wholesale market and whose core business is international transmission capacity in Submarine Cable Systems and IP Transit. SACS, Monet and WACS, three cable systems operated by Angola Cables, interconnect four continents (South America, North America, Africa and Europe). Angola Cables runs Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point located in Luanda and third largest in Africa. Angola Cables also manages two data centres, one Tier III in Fortaleza (Brazil) connected to SACS and Monet and one in Luanda, connected to SACS and WACS. For more information, visit: www.angolacables.co.ao
Antel is the Uruguayan state owned Telecommunications Company, which has a strong commitment to universalize broadband access and has taken firm steps to eliminate the digital gap, one of which is the current deployment of a nationwide fiber optic network. Antel currently provides Internet connectivity to a total of 74% of households across the country with more than 62% of those having fiber optic access. Antel was the first company in Latin America to provide customers with LTE technology, and being placed in the top 10 countries of the world on mobile broadband speed and coverage rankings. The brand new Tier III Datacenter, strategically located between Argentina and Brazil, will complement Monet System and position Antel as a regional connectivity and cloud services provider. For more information, visit: www.antel.com.uy
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving how people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
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 enough subsea communication cable to circle the Earth 15 times at the equator. For more information, visit www.SubCom.com.
About TE Connectivity TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.