Angola Cables to open its first POP in South Africa
From AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, Angola Cables has announced its first direct Point of Presence (POP) in South Africa at Teraco in 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.
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.