South Atlantic cable system is expected to be completed and put into operation in the third quarter

Update:30 Jan 2018

Recently, Angolan cable company said the construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) linking Angola and Brazil is nearing completion.

According to the plan, the installation work is underway and the submarine cable will arrive in Brazil in early February 2018.

In addition, the Angolan cable company also said that the landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil, is under construction in an orderly manner.

With the installation completed, the project will begin the testing phase and the cable system is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2018.

Once the 6,300 km submarine cable is completed, the Atlantic Cable System will be able to provide 40Tbps capacity between South America and Africa, with a delay of approximately 63 milliseconds.

António Nunes, Chief Executive Officer of Angola Cable, said: "From the perspective of global communications, the opening of a new route to the South Atlantic cable system opens the way for South America to bypass the United States and Africa, connect to Europe and Asia and reach the United States without going through Europe "

(This article first cable network www.cableabc.com