First Subsea Cable Across South Atlantic Activated

21 September 2018

Internet

Yesterday marked the first time in recent Internet history that a new submarine cable carried live traffic across the South Atlantic, directly connecting South America to Sub-Saharan Africa. The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) built by Angola Cables achieved this feat around midday on 18 September 2018.

 

Our Internet monitoring tools noticed a change in latency between our measurement servers in various Brazilian cities and Luanda, Angola, decreasing from over 300ms to close to 100ms. Below these are measurements to Angolan telecoms TVCABO (AS36907) and Movicel (AS37081) as the SACS cable came online yesterday. Read the full article here.