Sparkle adds the Monet Brazil-US cable to its assets

International service provider Sparkle has added another submarine cable to its assets in the Atlantic with the activation of spectrum capacity on the Monet submarine cable system connecting Brazil to the United States.

This means, Sparkle says, that it has increased the overall redundancy of its backbone, which now provides five diversified routes between North and South America thanks to extensive submarine infrastructure that includes three undersea ‘digital highways’: Monet and Seabras-1 in the Atlantic and Curie in the Pacific.

With the addition of Monet, Sparkle says it has also further enhanced its Tier-1 Seabone global IP transit service and its capacity solutions, catering for the huge data demand driven by new technologies, media platforms and cloud-based services.

This addition also means, Sparkle says, that it is continuing the expansion of its American fibre optic network, which now counts 56 points of presence across the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, a capillary presence in Brazil and a new open landing and connectivity hub in Panama.

Sparkle describes itself as TIM Group’s global operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of more than 600,000 kilometres of fibre spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Monet is a new-generation cable spanning 10,556 kilometres. The Submarine Telecom Forum website describes it as a submarine cable system hooking up Boca Raton in Florida with Brazil’s Fortaleza and Santos, with six fibre pairs and a total design capacity of 64 Tbps.

It adds that the Monet consortium comprises of Google, Brazil’s Algar Telecom, Uruguay’s Antel, and Angola’s Angola Cables.