The Monet Cable System connecting Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil, has been completed.
The 10,556km cable system establishes an advanced digital gateway between the US and Brazil able to deliver more than 64 Tbps of capacity. Designed and built on the SubCom Open Cables concept, Monet 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 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.”
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-fibre-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 fibre-pairs).