International telecommunication data center
The cable Monet, which will connect fiber optic cities Fortaleza, Santos (SP) and Miami (United States), arrives next Monday 12 to Fortaleza. The structure integrates the Cables Angola project, estimated at $ 300 million, which can turn Fortaleza into an international telecommunication data center.
In addition to Monet, held by the Angolan multinational in partnership with Google, Antel (Uruguay) and Algar Telecom (Brazil), the project also includes the implementation of a data center of three thousand square meters in Praia do Futuro; The installation of a second South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) submarine cable that will connect Brazil to Africa; And the construction of two ground stations that will house the two submarine cables.
In the specific case of the cable of Monet, the first system to be completed, the estimated investment is $ 110 million. The Monday event, which will be attended by state officials, will connect the end of the cable that will exit the sea with the end that will follow, after Beach Man Hole (BMH) beach, to the ground station to collect the cable.
Angolan director Cables in Brazil, Rafael Pistono, explains that this moment is a great step for the international telecommunication data center, since it implies the end of the Ceará stage. With a route of more than 10,000 kilometers and communication capacity of at least 60 Tbit/sec, in six fiber pairs – two of them from Angola Cables, the expectation is that the system will begin to operate in the first half of 2017.
The next month begins the construction of the two operating stations and the data center. The equipment that integrates SACS cabling will be imported from Japan in the second half of 2017.
Pistono explains that all the infrastructure being developed in Fortaleza will make access to digital content faster and with lower costs, as they will become closer to the Brazilian consumer by means of the International telecommunication data center.
“The latency rate is less than 110 milliseconds, which beats all competitors in the market on this route in approximately 30 to 40 milliseconds.”