By Angelica Mari, ZDNet

The submarine fibre optic link between Brazil and the United States will not be complete until the second quarter of 2017.

The Monet cable is sponsored by a consortium comprising of Google, Angola Cables, Brazilian firm Algar Telecom and Uruguay-based Antel and had its completion planned for the end of 2016 — but Algar Telecom executive Tiago Setti told the press at a telecoms event last week that the original deadline will not be met.

According to Brazilian website Convergência Digital, Setti said the consortium participants are currently working in the connection between their base and the Fortaleza base. However the specific reasons for the delay have not been disclosed.

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