Angola Cables taps Ciena to launch service on MONET subsea cable

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Angola Cables, a wholesale carrier, has selected Ciena’s GeoMesh and Blue Planet solutions to support its new service launch on the MONET subsea cable.

This 10,556 km route will provide more than 25 Tb/s of traffic on Angola Cables’ network between the U.S. and Latin America’s business hub of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil’s cloud computing market revenue is expected to reach $1.1 billion this year, according to Frost and Sullivan.

Wholesale customers of Angola Cables, which is also a major investor in the West Africa Cable System (WACS) consortium, can utilize this connectivity to support surging bandwidth demands driven by on-demand applications such as over-the-top (OTT) video and cloud computing.

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MONET subsea cable, where each consortium member can select the submarine line terminals for its cable fiber pairs, is expected to be in service in the second half of 2017.

To handle these and other network demands between the U.S. and Latin America, Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with the WaveLogic Ai coherent optical chipset, will provide wavelengths at capacities greater than 200G between Angola Cables’ point-of-presences and without the need for regeneration.

Ciena said its GeoMesh spectrum sharing capability provides cost-effective connectivity while enabling wholesale customers to manage network traffic without potential disruption from other users on the open cable system.

With Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software and cloud-based SLA Portal, Angola Cables can better manage and maintain bandwidth and provide customers a real-time view of network behaviors that impact service level agreements.

Angola Cables will also utilize Ciena Specialist Services for training and NOC supervision.

“With Ciena’s advanced submarine and software innovations, we improve our go-to-market strategy with best-of-breed technology so that we can provide greater connectivity for our customers,” said Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables.

“The arrival of new submarine cables like MONET is an important next step, and helps position the country to support the ongoing transition to an on-demand society,” said Ian Clarke, vice president, Global Submarine Systems, Ciena.