Brazil-bound cable speeds Africa digitalisation

cableLUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLA Cables, the multinational telecommunications company, has been construction on its South American data centre located in Brazil.
The data centre located in the northeastern Fortaleza is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of subsea internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas.
This is poised to provide high speed internet at some of the lowest latency speeds between the two continents.
The Fortaleza centre represents another important step in developing international routes for digital traffic between the Americas and Africa.
Two key routes will run from the data centre.
The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) system will connect the Fortaleza centre to Luanda and is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
The Monet Cable will connect Miami with both Fortaleza and Sao Paulo Brazil and is due to be completed by the end of 2017.
However, the data centre aims to accommodate more cables from the cable dense region of Fortaleza.
António Nunes, Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Cables, said the systems would enhance Africa’s global communications networks.
“They will also deliver the lowest latency routing between Africa and South America,” said Nunes.
Launched in 2009, Angola Cables is focused on the 15 member states of the Southern African Development Community, having established itself as the main international telecom service provider for the Angolan market.
Angola Cables’ Product Manager, Fabio José, said the centre was a Tier 3 DC from a design and construction perspective, this will account for the different layers of security, humidity and environment controls and all the pre-cautions required to operate the DC with safety, efficiency and reliability.
“We are creating a digital gateway between the closest point to Africa in South America,” José said.
West Africa Cable System, which Angola Cables is a partner in with 11 other companies and which links Yzerfontein in South Africa to London in the United Kingdom, is already in operation enhancing Africa’s connectivity to Europe and Asia.

– CAJ News

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