In a major strategic decision that will change the communication routes between South America and Africa, Angola’s state-owned telecom service provider iAngola Cables is preparing for the deployment of a multi-million dollar worth submarine fiber optic cable that will link Angola and Brazil. This submarine fiber optic link will connect South America to Africa, which will have onward connectivity to…
Angola based state-owned telecom telecommunication company, iAngola Cables is ready to deploy a 260 million US dollars-worth submarine fiber optic cable linking Angola and Brazil in an effort to provide high speed data connections connecting two continents.
Alcatel-Lucent provides 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) for high capacity and performance and also gives flexibility by re-allocation of bandwidth automatically to address the faults that may occur in the network. The deployment of 100G will enable New World Telecom to use a mixture of different speeds such as 10G, 40G, and 100G on the same optical fiber pair.
Submarine cable operator Seacom has signed a master services agreement with a Mozambican service provider, Telecomunicações de Moçambique to provide access to the largest fiber optic network in Mozambique. Sources in Seacom said the agreement would give them and their customers access to the largest and most distributed fiber optic network in Mozambique. In addition, the agreement will open up a diverse route into Zimbabwe and a border presence in Malawi and South Africa.
Pacific fibre, which is building submarine fiber optic cable network to connect Australia and the United States through New Zealand, has signed an agreement to add REANNZ as its first customer. REANNZ stands for Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand.
Optical fiber supply to fiber optic cable manufacturing companies has been delayed due to the natural disaster that hit Japan. Japan is home to many major optical fiber and preform producers. The earthquake and the tsunami that followed might have done considerable damage to at least some of the manufacturing facilities of the world leading optical fiber suppliers.