Date set for Africa/Brazil cable

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A date has been set to start work on a new communications cable linking Africa to South America for the first time.

According to Angola Cables, more than 6,000km of optical fibre cables will be laid between the Angolan coast and the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, during the Cape2Rio2014 regatta – into which the Angola Cables company has entered a team – being held between the 4 January and 4 February 2014.

The company says the cable will be 6,165km long, and is expected to be operational some time in 2015.

The South Atlantic Cable System company, which is carrying out the work for Angola Cables, says the next phase will be to create a direct connection from Angola to North America.

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