Teraco (Johannesburg) selected as colocation partner to grow IP services in SADC region
Cape Town, South Africa (16 November, 2016) – From AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, Angola Cables today announced its first direct Point of Presence (POP) in South Africa at Teraco (Johannesburg).
“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.
In Africa, Angola Cables has focused on the 15 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), having established itself as the main international telecom service provider for the Angolan Market. As part of expanding its footprint throughout the region, Angola Cables has selected Teraco as the colocation partner to deploy its POP in South Africa . The new POP is expected to be operational in December.
Global Growth and Local Links
With the establishment of the Monet Cable between Miami (USA) and both Fortaleza and Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2017, as well as the laying of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) between Luanda (Angola) and Fortaleza (Brazil) in 2018, Angola Cables will offer the lowest latency routing between Africa and South America.
“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,” concluded Nunes.
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Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications company founded in 2009, which operates in the wholesale market and whose core business is the commercialisation of capacity in international circuits for voice and data through Submarine Cable Systems throughout the South Atlantic and Africa. Angola Cables is responsible for the management and development of WACS (West Africa Cable System) providing carrier-level services to operators in Angola and in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa; fast becoming one of the leading capacity providers on the continent. It also operates Angonix (Angolan IXP) in its data centre in Luanda, and is building a world-class data centre and interconnection facility in Fortaleza, Brazil. For more information visit www.angolacables.co.ao. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.