By Telecompaper
August 21, 2017

Uruguayan operator Antel has announced the completion of the new subsea fibre-optic cable connecting Maldonado in Uruguay with the city of Santos in Brazil. The 2,000 km long section has six pairs of fibres and will help increase the total bandwidth of existing submarine cable systems up to 90 terabits per second, said the company, adding that it invested around USD 77 million in the rollout.

The infrastructure will connect to the Monet submarine cable jointly owned by Antel, Brazil’s Algar Telecom, Angola Cables and Google, as well as to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) linking the African and South American continents.

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