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Angola Cables secures Tier III status on Monet landing station

Angola Cables secures Tier III status on Monet landing station

Angola Cables' cable landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil has been awarded Tier III Certification by the Uptime Institute.

The certification recognises the operational efficiency of the infrastructure and facilities constructed as of December 2018.

In a statement Angola Cables explained that construction of the landing station started in early 2017, and the infrastructure has been built to accommodate Monet, the international subsea telecommunication cable system which connects Boca Raton in Florida in the USA to Fortaleza and Santos in Brazil.

The Luanda-based company said the construction of the facility resulted from the need to have a fully functional landing station that is now certified.

According to Angola Cables, this is the first time that a Tier III facility has been built in the region to support a submarine cable and its backhaul.

António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables, said, "Certifications like the one granted to Angola Cables Monet Landing Station by the Uptime Institute puts our infrastructures at a level of excellence and customer service quality that we can be proud of. It also gives us qualified assurances that we are a step closer to realising our ambitions of providing mission critical Angonap Data Centres that will attract digital companies seeking lower latency connections with a greater capacity for data transmission and data storage - all within a reliable and highly stable environment."

In September 2018 the company announced it had invested over US$300-million in its infrastructure to link Africa to South America through its undersea cable.

Nunes said at the time, "Our focus at the moment is on finalising the two submarine cable systems: Monet and SACS then completion of the Tier 3 data centre in Fortaleza Brazil - and ensuring the commercialising of these projects."

He added, "The investments in infrastructure that Angola Cables has made - and continues to develop, will stimulate the digital ecosystem within Angola and neighbouring countries providing operators within the telecoms market with intercontinental connections of high quality and high efficiency."

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