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Angola Cables, a multinational telecoms company engaged in the operation and commercialization of transmission capacity and IP transit via subsea cables,  recently announced that U.S.-based, FiberLight, LLC will provide backhaul connectivity in the U.S., starting with the Miami, Florida region and later expanding to other locations.  This partnership will enable the delivery of Monet derived services to a wider range of clients and markets.

The recently completed 10,556-km Monet cable linking Florida to Brazil is capable of delivering a minimum of 64 Tbps of capacity, providing a low-latency route to users in the U.S. and Latin America.  Angola Cables operates two fiber optic pairs within the Monet cable system, one transmitting data from Fortaleza, Brazil to U.S. shores and the other carrying traffic to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

According to António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables, the appointment of FiberLight offers extended advantages to local and international connectivity operators.

“FiberLight is a widely-respected fiber-optic based entity focused on supplying high performance connectivity services to multiple locations,” said Nunes.

“The link-up with FiberLight will allow Angola Cables to deliver reliable, high graded services beyond the Monet cable termination point of MI3 Equinix and the data center in Boca Raton at Equinix’s MI1 colocation facility in Miami, Florida.”

Equinix’s MI1 is also known as the NAP of the Americas (NOTA) and is the key gateway for internet traffic between the U.S. and Brazil.

The high concentration of local and international service providers situated in the State of Florida will benefit from additional data services coming on-stream following the completion of the Monet submarine cable project.

“As digital transformation continues to bring the world closer together, FiberLight has made it a priority to partner with international data carriers and establish presence within world-class subsea landing stations to ensure global communication and data transport activities benefit from access to reliable, high bandwidth fiber network capabilities,” said Don MacNeil, FiberLight’s CEO.

FiberLight, LLC currently owns more than 1,900,000 miles of dense fiber optic infrastructure over a growing footprint of U.S. metropolitan areas. Through its backbone of over 26,000 access points, the company delivers Ethernet, IP and data transport services for national and regional carriers, mobile wireless, ISPs, cable and content providers.  

“The increased connectivity resulting from new cables such as Monet will allow customers to develop low latency paths between the U.S. and Brazil and hence new business opportunities, aiding in the transmission and exchange of content between continents,” concluded Nunes.

Source: Angola Cables