Angola Cables has announced that its first direct point of presence (PoP) in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be operational in December.

Angola Cables has selected Teraco Data Environments as the colocation partner to deploy the PoP.

“As part of establishing Angola as one of the leading hubs for Internet connectivity in Africa, we’re growing a strong IP ecosystem among countries in Southern and Western Africa, as well as the South America,” said Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables.

“Beyond the connectivity between Africa and the Americas, the first South Atlantic route to connect these continents will also provide a reliable new route to customers in Asia in the South Hemisphere, as well as a range of connectivity and content services to global organisations.”

Earlier this year, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) announced it was to provide a $65.8 million loan to Angola’s state-run development bank to finance the construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), an optical submarine cable system between Angola and Brazil.

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