Angola Cable trialling Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) to optically connect Africa and America

Nokia might have dropped the old connecting people logo and moto, but it is still very much connecting us. In its latest venture, Nokia is helping Angola Cables reach 300 Gbps of traffic between Miami and Luanda, or America and Africa.
Back in 2018, Angola Cables finally connected two data centers, one in Angola and another in Brasil by more than 6500 km of submarine cable. This achievement marked a new era in which Africa and America were connected with low latency internet that will satisfy the growing demand of the African market for high-speed internet. Nokia is now supplying Angola Cables with its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset that will raise the traffic to 300 Gbps for the first time, and prepare the network for the 5G upgrades in the near future.


To connect even further with North America, Angola Cable’s SACS system is combined with the MONET subsea system. The final length of the subsea cables totals 12,635 km, and at those lengths, Nokia’s solutions are needed to optimize the optical wavelength of the signals so the desired traffic speed could be achieved.
It is interesting to know in what parts of the world are Nokia folks working to make us more connected.