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Angola Cables: Connecting Asia to South America PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:38


Aware of the increasing need for a more efficient and low latency route, Angola Cables has been exploring a new express route connecting the southern hemisphere subsea cables from Asia directly to South America via Africa. Proof of Concept (PoC) testing is currently being conducted leveraging two cable systems; the South Africa Far East cable system (SAFE), connecting Malaysia to Angola, and South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) connecting Angola to Brazil.

As a result of this extensively extended footprint, Angola Cables has engaged APTelecom to support the monetization efforts. “We are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Angola Cables, especially on such an important project connecting three of the world’s most significant telecom markets” said Sean Bergin, APTelecom President and PTC Vice Chair, Board of Governors. “The demand for data continues to grow unabated and this is especially true of Asia, Africa and South America. Given its asset base, Angola Cables has a unique value proposition and APTelecom is looking forward to supporting their sales activities”.

Most of the global internet traffic today utilizes infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere, which includes parts of Asia, Africa and South America are heavily connected via links coming from the North. However, the traffic to the southern region currently travels a longer route affecting the internet experience of the end-users.

This initiative is expected to transform data transfer between countries and economies, enabling a more robust connection amongst backhaul providers, content/application providers and content delivery network providers in a more efficient data sharing process. The benefits will be far-reaching, especially for financial institutions in conveying market-sensitive information or multinational companies in sharing large amounts of data and applications to users in the US, Latin America and the Far East region.

Angola Cables CEO Antonio Nunes said, “We are now able to serve Asian, African and South American customers at speeds and capacity levels never before achieved in the Southern Hemisphere. This truly is a game changer for these markets.”