Angola Cables has implemented Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme Spectrum Sharing capability to boost the amount of customised capacity that it can offer to its customers.
The wholesale carrier can now 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.
Customers can access Angola Cables’ spectrum sharing capability on the MONET subsea cable - an Open Cable system - which is now live between Boca Raton, Fla. (Florida) and São Paulo, Brazil, with a branching unit extension to Fortaleza, Brazil.
“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 of Angola Cables.
Angola Cables is one of the leading capacity providers for the African West Coast and is also a service provider on the MONET subsea cable, where each consortium member can select the submarine line terminals for its cable fibre pairs, providing customers greater flexibility and choice of technology.
Customers can manage their own traffic and submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE) without the risk of impact to and from other users sharing the common open cable system. The primary benefit of Ciena’s Spectrum Sharing capability is that it provides secure, cost-effective, and reliable connectivity in the form of highly flexible spectrum partitioning allowing Angola Cables to offer virtualised fibre pair products to their end-customers.
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.
“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”, said Ian Clarke, Vice President of Global Submarine Systems at Ciena.