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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:41 - Updated Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:40

Submarine cable reaches Thursday Fortaleza in Brazil

Luanda - The installation of the fiber-optic submarine cable between Africa and South America will be concluded on Thursday, in order to establish direct communications between the two continents in the third quarter of this year, Angola Cables announces.

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Launching of submarine cable from Luanda (file photo)

Photo: Cortesia de Quindala Manuel/Edições Novembro

With the launch of this system in Luanda (Angola) and Fortaleza (Brazil), the waiting time for communications of about 350 thousandth of a second will be reduced to just over 60 thousandth of a second.

According to a press release from Angola Cables, owner of the SACS submarine cable, the connection to the state of Ceará, when operational, will bring significant improvements in communications between Angola, African countries and the Americas, as well as the reduction of "latency "(Communications standby time) five times.

The content produced in these regions and the international connectivity provided by submarine cables, according to António Nunes, could generate great economic benefits mainly for Angola, with great potential of attracting technological companies of the region that need high connectivity.

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