Wholesale carrier Angola Cables has launched a remote peering service to improve the connectivity between the peering community at The London Internet Exchange (LINX) and the peering members at its own Internet exchange point.
Angola Cables is a partner in the development of data centers in Luanda and Fortaleza, Brazil, and in the building of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) undersea cable, the first direct subsea link between Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere.
Earlier this month, Angola Cables confirmed progress in construction of the 6,500-km undersea cable with an official launch in Sangano, Angola (see “Angola Cables announces launch of South Atlantic Cable System“). When finished, the SACS will position Angola Cables as a global interconnection provider by linking to Angola Cable’s European system and eventually to the Middle and Far East.
“Peering at LINX in London and offering a remote peering service is part of the ongoing development of our network to ensure that our customers and partners have access to the latest communication technology and retain us as their ideal partner for international connectivity and high-quality Internet services,” said Darwin Costa, Angola Cables Product Manager.
“Since joining LINX peering community as one of the first exchange points, we have seen a more than threefold increase in traffic. We anticipate gaining new remote peering customers from across Africa and also from South America, once the South Atlantic Cable System is complete.”
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 825 member ASNs from over 75 countries around the globe. They are located in 10 PoPs across the UK capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC, LINX NoVA.
Jennifer Holmes, Head of Sales at LINX said; “We are delighted to welcome Angola Cables as our newest reseller partner and are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with them. This arrangement will provide African networks with a cost-effective and convenient method of connecting to LINX and enables them to enjoy the many benefits that peering in London has to offer.”
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. They provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of their members on matters of public policy.
Their members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over their secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it one of the single biggest connection points in the world.
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About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is a multinational telecommunications company founded in 2009, who operates in the wholesale market and whose core business is international transmission capacity in Submarine Cable Systems and IP Transit. SACS, Monet and WACS, three cable systems operated by Angola Cables, interconnect four continents (South America, North America, Africa and Europe). Angola Cables runs Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point located in Luanda and third largest in Africa. Angola Cables also manages two data centres, one in Fortaleza (Brazil) connected to SACS and Monet and another one in Luanda, connected to SACS and WACS. For more information, visit http://www.angolacables.co.ao