Watershed moment for African Internet

Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola 9 August, 2017 – Luanda, Angola – Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America.…

Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica

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…

Angola hosts Future Forum to drive economic diversification

As part of its strategy to diversify the economy, the Angolan Ministry of Science and Technology recently hosted an event to highlight the important role that science, technology and education play in driving socio-economic development. Entitled ‘Future Forum’ , the inaugural event featured decision makers from the public, private and social impact sectors from Angola, South…

Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Based on the theme Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid Telecom and Angola Cables, discussed strategies for achieving improved broadband access across the continent. The session reviewed the state of broadband infrastructure and data traffic trajectories in different countries on…