SACS Cable Construction Nears Completion

Angola Cables has informed that the installation of the South Atlantic Cable System or SACS, linking Angola and Brazil, is nearing completion.

The wet-plant installation is progressing according to plan and the cables will arrive in Brazil at the beginning of February 2018, the company said.

In addition, Angola Cables has also informed that the construction works of the landing station/data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil is progressing well.

Following the completion of the installation work, a period of testing will begin and the company expects to have the cable fully operational by Q3 of 2018.

When the installation of the 6300 km submarine cable is completed, SACS will be able to offer a capacity of 40 Tbps, between South America and Africa and a latency of approximately 63 milliseconds.

António Nunes, Angola Cables CEO, said: “From a global traffic perspective, the introduction of SACS between Angola and Brazil opens a new routing. South America will be able to reach Europe and Asia avoiding the USA and Africa will be able to reach the USA without linking through Europe.

 

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