Angola Cables announced at ITW 2018 that it can now offer its customers customized amounts of capacity on the MONET subsea cable system with Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme Spectrum Sharing capability. Angola Cables can reliably and securely offer highly differentiated virtual fiber pairs, which are dedicated and upgradeable portions of overall optical spectrum, to end-users over a shared physical fiber pair.

Customers can access Angola Cables’ spectrum sharing capability on the MONET subsea cable, which spans 10,556km, connecting Boca Raton, Florida and São Paulo, Brazil, with a branching unit extension to Fortaleza, Brazil. The MONET cable system was ready for service in December 2017, providing approximately 64Tbps of capacity and low latency solutions.

Angola Cables owns two dedicated fiber pairs on the MONET cable system.

MONET cable route

“With Ciena’s advanced Spectrum Sharing capabilities, we can expand our global reach by offering unique and highly differentiated virtual fiber 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 Mr. António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables 

“Innovative submarine operators like Angola Cables are taking note of new ways to get the most out of their existing assets to continue to differentiate service offerings. 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 optimization, an adaptive network ensures subsea networks can truly adapt to change in network environments and respond accordingly”,  added Ian Clarke, Vice President, Global Submarine Systems, Ciena.

Key Facts:

  • 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, an Open Cable system, where each consortium member can select the submarine line terminals for its cable fiber pairs, providing customers greater flexibility and choice of technology. 
  • Angola Cables’ 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 virtualized fiber pair products to their end-customers. 
  • Last year, Angola selected Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme with WaveLogic Ai 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.