The first transatlantic broadband submarine cable in the Southern Hemisphere the South Atlantic submarine cable system (Sacs) will begin to carry its first commercial traffic in the next three months, providing more direct and lower latency route between the South African and other African markets and the United States.
António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cable (a major supporter of the Sacs cable), said the system is built and testing.
According to reports, the system uses 100Gbit/s dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, designed capacity is 40Tbit / s, consists of four pairs of optical fiber, connecting Angola Luanda and Fortaleza, Brazil, a total length of 6300 kilometers. Then via Fortaleza, the system will also connect Angola with a 6 300km Sacs cable connected to Miami- Sao Paulo, Brazil. From there, it connects to the Monet submarine cable system between Miami, USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil.filling jelly for optical fiber loose tube
。Nunes said that the new route will reduce the waiting time or network delay between Africa and Brazil, Africa and the United States. For example, so far, the Internet traffic between Brazil and South Africa must cross Europe, cross the North Atlantic to the United States, and then jump on the cable system that connects South America. There will also be a ring in the Atlantic Ocean, providing an alternative route for the North Atlantic system.aluminum overhead conductor grease
It is expected that the Sacs submarine cable system will be commissioned by the end of July or early August. Nunes said, “The current problem is that there are some latency in the construction of data center in Fortaleza, so we need a way to begin deploying services on the Sacs system before the data center is ready. The latest will not be later than September. ”communication cable jelly