CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — February 15, 2018 — Angola Cables, a multinational telecoms company engaged in the operation and commercialization of transmission capacity and IP transit via subsea cables, has today 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.
For more information about Angola Cables, visit www.angolacables.co.ao.
To learn more about FiberLight and its services, visit www.fiberlight.com.
About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications multinational, founded in 2009, operating in the wholesale market, whose main business is the commercialization of capacity in international voice and data circuits through fiber optic submarine cable systems. It is one of the largest shareholders of WACS (West Africa Cable System) providing operator-level services to operators in Angola and the sub-Saharan region, thus becoming one of the largest wholesale IP providers in the region.
Its main projects – SACS and Monet – will interconnect three continents: South America, North America and Africa, as well as the Fortaleza Data Center, a Level III facility that will interconnect its cable systems creating a highly connected network. For more information, visit the Angola Cables website www.angolacables.co.ao
FiberLight is a premier provider of fiber-optic based, high-performance networking services for telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight owns over 1,900,000 miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 key growth areas in U.S. cities and towns within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., offering wide area networking options at layers 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country. To learn more about FiberLight’s service offerings, visit www.fiberlight.com.
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