Angola Cables, a leading telecoms operator is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe. With an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa, Angola Cables has chosen NAPAfrica as its peering point. NAPAfrica is Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), with over 240 unique connected networks and 140Gbps peering traffic. NAPAfrica, which is colocated within all Teraco data centre facilities, provides peering across sub-Saharan Africa from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Darwin Costa, IP Product Manager, Angola Cables, says that the operator, together with the Angolan government are working to build Angola into a major telecommunications hub: “It is vital to ensure that the African traffic remains within the continent, and at the same time customers are guaranteed improved Internet connectivity.” He says that another aim is to enable super-fast access to Europe from South Africa, via its main hub in Lisbon and the European ring network.

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