Submarine cable systems connecting Brazil and Africa

The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) is a submarine cable system connecting Sangano in Angola and Fortaleza in Brazil, the world's first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic.

The SACS cable consists of 4 fiber pairs, with an initial design capacity of 40Tb/s (100Gb/s x 100 wavelengths x 4 fiber-pairs).

The SACS is owned by Angola Cables, which is joint venture of five Angolan operators Angola Telecom (51%), Unitel (31%), MSTelcom (9%), Movicel (6%) and Startel (3%).

It is said, Telebras is a partner of Angola Cables to offer cable landing for the SACS.

Cameroon-Brazil Cable System (CBCS)

SAex (South Atlantic Express) is a planned submarine cable linking Cape Town, South Africa to Fortaleza, Brazil, with branches to Namibia and Saint Helena.

SABR is the first direct subsea  system that  SA to Brazil, and eventually to the US. SABR is set for commercial launch in 2020.