TE SubCom and a consortium of network operators has announced that the Monet Cable System is ready for service. Stretching 10,556km between Boca Raton, Florida and landing stations in Fortaleza and Praia Grande in Brazil, the system brings another 64Tbps of bandwidth online between the Americas.
The companies involved in Monet span four countries on three continents: Algar Telecom in Brazil, Antel in Uruguay, Angola Cables in (unsurprisingly) Angola, and of course Google. Angola Cable's involvement is of course of because of the combination of this route with its other project crossing the south Atlantic between Fortaleza and Quissama on the Angolan coast.
This year has seen a rather large boost in the bandwidth available between North an South America. Seabras-1 just went live in September with a theoretical capacity of 72Tbps. Combined that is 136Tbps that didn't exist on this route before summer, which is certainly going to have an affect on the bandwidth markets.