Angola Cables, a multinational telecommunication company, has seen its landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil receive Tier III Certification. The award was granted by the Uptime Institute, the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers. The certification recognizes the operational efficiency of the facilities, which were completed in December 2018.
A landing station, also known as a cable landing point, is the location where a submarine or other underwater cable makes landfall.
The construction of Angola Cables’ landing station started in early 2017. The infrastructure has been built to accommodate Monet, the international subsea telecommunication cable system which connects Boca Raton in Florida in the USA to Fortaleza and Santos in Brazil.
Angola Cables is famous for building SACS, also known as the South Atlantic Cable System, the first subsea cable in the Southern Hemisphere directly connecting Brazil to Africa.
The construction of the Brazil facility, however, resulted from the need to have a fully functional landing station that is now certified. This is the first time that a Tier III facility has been built in the region to support a submarine cable and its backhaul, thereby reducing points of failure and to ensure sustained uptime availability.
“Certifications like the one granted to Angola Cables Monet Landing Station by the Uptime Institute puts our infrastructures at a level of excellence and customer service quality that we can be proud of,” said Angola Cables CEO, AntOnio Nunes.
“It also gives us qualified assurances that we are a step closer to realizing our ambitions of providing mission critical Angonap Data Centers that will attract digital companies seeking lower latency connections with a greater capacity for data transmission and data storage – all within a reliable and highly stable environment,” he added.
Angola Cables was founded in 2009. Its business is the sale of international transmission capacity through submarine fibre optic cables. The firm operates three submarine cable systems, namely SACS, Monet and WACS, which connect South America, North America, Africa and Europe.