Wednesday, 19 December 2018

SAIL subsea cable system connects S America and Africa for the first time

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Wednesday 05 September 18

The SAIL consortium is a joint venture between China Unicom and Camtel and has been executed by Huawei Marine networks

  The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has announced that its flagship, subsea cabling system is now complete, providing the first ever direct link between the continents of South America and Africa. …

 

The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has announced that its flagship, subsea cabling system is now complete, providing the first ever direct link between the continents of South America and Africa. 

The state of the art SAIL cabling system will connect the two continents with nearly 6,000km of subsea cabling, between its two landing stations in Fortaleza in Brazil and Kribi in Cameroon. 

The cable system will provide 100G transmission and 32Tbps of capacity, revolutionising cross-Atlantic connectivity in the southern hemisphere. 

"With the rapid development of global infrastructure and a massive surge in worldwide internet traffic, Africa and Latin America are becoming strategic emerging markets of the global telecommunications industry. 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 those in the Southern Hemisphere, will be more connected and in a better position to drive the development of the region’s digital economy," a spokesperson for SAIL said in a statement to the press. 

You can keep up to date with all the latest developments in the subsea and submarine industries at the Submarine Networks EMEA 2019 event, set to be held in London on the 12-13 February 2019. Click here to find out how you can be involved in the latest instalment of the event. 

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Bharti Airtel and Egypt Telecom announce strategic subsea partnership

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Seaborn Networks appoints new member of the board

 

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