China and Angola Expand Digital Connectivity between Asia, Africa and Latam

China Telecom Global (CTG), a global ICT services provider, announced that the company has selected ICT operator, Angola Cables, as their preferred carrier to bolster their long-haul links between Asia, Africa and Latam.

Through joint co-operation, the two companies will launch an express transmission route to connect three BRICS countries (China, South Africa, and Brazil) via the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS). CTG will be in a position to extend its global reach  by accessing the robust, high capacity network comprising the WACS, SACS and Monet subsea cable systems of Angola Cables including their  Points of Presence (PoP’s) and data centres in Africa and Latin America.

CEO of Angola Cables, Mr. António Nunes explained further, “Angola Cables is in a unique position to provide a seamless solution to China Telecom Global through our robust network connections in the transatlantic region. Using our advanced network of WACS, SACS and Monet submarine cables, we are able to offer a more direct routing of traffic and data between markets in the East to the rapidly expanding Latin American markets and busy IP traffic centres worldwide.”

CTG and Angola Cables have also agreed to set-up a network interconnection in South Africa, and by leveraging both companies’ advanced network capabilities, the transmission capacity and latency between China, South Africa, Angola and Brazil will be significantly improved. CTG customers can enjoy secure, cost efficient low-latency speed of ~156 ms connecting Johannesburg to São Paulo.

Mr. Changhai Liu, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited said, “We are very excited about the collaboration with Angola Cables. With this cross-continental express route, we can better serve the growing demand for digital connectivity and business interactions between Asia, Africa and South America - including the BRICS countries.”

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