IOX Cable and Angola Cables have today announced the signing of a joint provisioning agreement aimed at developing and enhancing their respective network capabilities and services across the Americas, Africa, Europe and India. By partnering with Angola Cables, IOX is consolidating its position by extending its network to Europe, South America and North America for the benefit of its customers through cable systems operated by Angola Cables.
Angola Cables is the developer of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first subsea cable in the southern hemisphere directly connecting Brazil to Africa, which is scheduled to be ready for service by mid 2018. As part of this initiative, IOX Cable and Angola Cables plan to collaborate on many aspects of network services and drive infrastructure development.
Commenting on this statement, Arunachalam Kandasamy, CEO of IOX Cable said: “Today’s announcement is strategic as it’s an investment in the future of connectivity and infrastructure. IOX is proud to be associated with Angola Cables on this significant project and better serve the growth of data communications and cloud computing requirements. This is a significant achievement for both companies and for the international telecoms industry.”
Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables said, “The sharing of services between the complementing routing of the IOX Cable System and SACS will seamlessly connect customers and businesses across Asia, Africa and the Americas. This is a win-win partnership as it fuels expansion and growth for both our companies, more importantly though, it provides an information bridge that has the potential to accelerate and stimulate socio-economic investment and development between these important geographies.”
About IOX Cable
IOX Cable Ltd is a Mauritius registered company having executives with experience in submarine fiber optic cable building and telecommunications services in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. IOX is collaborating and connecting with the global telecommunications industry in its quest for better technology, connectivity, cost effective operations and maintenance by providing turnkey solutions for the design, building, operation and maintenance of submarine fiber optic communications systems. For more information, visit: www.iox.mu
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. For more information, visit the Angola Cables website www.angolacables.co.ao.