Brazil restates support for undersea cable of Angola Cables

3 March 2016

Brazil’s government has restated its support for the project by the Angola Cables company to connect Angola to Brazil by undersea cable and consequently to South America, during a meeting in Brasilia, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Upon receiving the ambassador of Angola in Brazil, Nelson Cosme, the Brazilian Minister of State and of Communications, André Figueiredo, once again gave assurances that Brazil supported Angola Cables’ projects in Brazil, which are focused on management of the 6,600-kilometre undersea cable that will link Luanda to Fortaleza.

This project will connect Africa to South America initially and later on plans to link Africa to North America once the Monet System starts operating, via the link with Fortaleza, through Santos and a connection to Miami in the United States. This part of the project is an initiative of a consortium that includes Angola Cables, Algar Telecom Brazil, Google and Antel Uruguay.

The Angola Cables data centre in Fortaleza, is a project that is located in the Technology Park of the state of Ceará and is due to be completed by the end of the year. (macauhub/AO/BR)