Angola Cables, a dedicated wholesale carrier, has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) GeoMesh and Blue Planet solutions to support its new service launch on the MONET subsea cable.
The 10,556 km route will provide more than 25 Tb/s of traffic on Angola Cables’ network between the US and Latin America’s major business hub of São Paulo, Brazil. Angola Cables’ wholesale customers can utilise this additional connectivity to support surging bandwidth demands driven by on-demand applications such as over-the-top (OTT) video and cloud computing.
Angola is one of the leading capacity providers for the African West Coast and plays a fundamental role in supporting the African continent’s ever-growing needs for international network connectivity.
António Nunes, the CEO of the multinational telecoms company, says “The demand for international connectivity continues to grow, and so does the need for our customers to easily manage and allocate data to end-users. With Ciena’s advanced submarine and software innovations, we improve our go-to-market strategy with best-of-breed technology so that we can provide greater connectivity for our customers. With this, Angola Cables adds a critical piece in our global coverage network, positioning ourselves as a global provider for capacity related services.”
Ian Clarke, Vice President of Global Submarine Systems at Ciena, believes the system plays an important part in contributing to Brazil’s global network presence: “Hosting major sporting events like the Olympics and World Cup helped reinforce Brazil as a global network connectivity hub that plays a key role in bridging the gap between nations. The arrival of new submarine cables like MONET is an important next step, and helps position the country to support the ongoing transition to an on-demand society.”
According to Frost and Sullivan, Brazil’s cloud computing market revenue is expected to reach US $1.1 billion this year. To handle these and other network demands between the US and Latin America, Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with the WaveLogic Ai coherent optical chipset, will provide wavelengths at capacities greater than 200G between Angola Cables’ point-of-presences and without the need for regeneration.
Additionally, Ciena’s GeoMesh spectrum sharing capability provides cost-effective connectivity while enabling wholesale customers to manage network traffic without potential disruption from other users on the open cable system.
With Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software and cloud-based SLA Portal, Angola Cables can better manage and maintain bandwidth and provide customers a real-time view of network behaviours that impact service level agreements.
Angola will also utilise Ciena Specialist Services for training and NOC supervision.
The system is expected to be in service in the second half of 2017.