The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has announced the completion of the close to 6000-kilometers marine installation of its 25-year life- span transatlantic fiber optic subsea cable.
Africa and Americas, in the Southern Hemisphere, are now fully connected to their landing stations, Kribi in Cameroon and Fortaleza in Brazil.
The SAIL cable system has been designed to be a fast and direct path, utilizing the 100G transmission technology and to deliver a design capacity of 32 Tbps, through a 4 fiber pair configuration since its inception in 2016. It is a joint investment by China Unicom and CAMTEL.
The entire project has been carried out by Huawei Marine Networks.
The introduction of SAIL meets the traffic demands from the emerging markets, and also opens a new routing through diverse paths between Africa and North America, Europe and South America.
Through the launch of SAIL, countries in these regions, especially the Southern Hemisphere countries should be more connected and in a better position to drive the development of the region’s digital economy.
The SAIL cable will allow immediate links of BRICS with connections to Brazil, South Africa in Southern Hemisphere, and connections to China, Russia and India in Eurasia. This will reinforce increasing communication demand and drive rapid expansion of global emerging markets in these areas, Huawei Marine Networks said.