Frankfurt (Germany), Luanda (Angola) – 08 May 2018. Angola Cables, S.A. a rising African IP carrier’s carrier, has announced that the company is entering into a reseller relationship with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, to offer connectivity as well as remote peering solutions to its customers, reaching out to the main DE-CIX hubs in North America and Europe.
Angola Cables S.A. – who serves main markets in Southern African Development Community (SADC), plus recently Brazil – enables and connects African business hubs as well as South American metropolitan areas with European and North American key markets by offering a diversity of routes and international wholesale carrier services. This will empower African and South American networks locally to keep their transit costs down and keep traffic within their regions.
“We are proud to become the first Angolan reseller of DE-CIX premium interconnection services, targeting Africa and South America. The recent implementation of DE-CIX reseller services highlights our commitment to helping our customers expand into new markets, lessening the digital divide, and improving the Internet experience for end-users in main markets of Africa and South America”, comments Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables. The agreement with DE-CIX implies that the African and South American networks will have an alternative route to connect to Europe and North America.
“Ever since 2013, we at DE-CIX have had a very strong and trustful partnership with Angola Cables. By adding them to our reseller portfolio, we are taking our cooperation to the next level. DE-CIX is known for building peering bridges from Europe to Africa and vice versa. With peering and cloud enablement from DE-CIX, customers can connect to 1300+ international and national networks, experience the fastest interconnection possible, and also reduce latency and IP transit costs”, says Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.
The DE-CIX reseller program allows third parties like Angola Cables to resell peering ports in any area where they have an infrastructure. Remote peering enables network expansion by connecting customers to an IX remotely, eliminating the need for extra infrastructure, dealing with contractual and legal issues and different technical teams. Angola Cables will connect to the DE-CIX locations in New York, Frankfurt, Madrid and Marseille.
ABOUT ANGOLA CABLES
Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications multinational, founded in 2009, operating in the wholesale market, whose main business is the commercialization of capacity in international voice and data circuits through fiber optic submarine cable systems. It is one of the largest shareholders of WACS (West Africa Cable System) providing operator-level services to operators in Angola and the sub-Saharan region, thus becoming one of the largest wholesale IP providers in the region.
Its main projects – SACS and Monet – will interconnect three continents: South America, North America and Africa, as well as the Fortaleza Data Center, a Level III facility that will interconnect its cable systems creating a highly connected network.
Africa is today, the fastest growing region of internet penetration in the world. Angola Cables’ goal is to transform Angola into one of the leading telecommunication hubs on the African continent. For more information: www.angolacables.co.ao
DE-CIX – the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator – provides premium interconnection services and runs a range carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX serves 1300+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 100+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India, and North America.
With 6+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet Exchange. For more information please visit www.de-cix.net.
Angola Cables media contact:
Phone: +44 208 408 8000
DE-CIX media contact:
Carsten Titt – Senior Manager Global Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)69 1730902 130