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Angola Cables expands South Africa presence

New Point of Presence (PoP) in Cape Town complements Johannesburg PoP to address local demand and expand peering capabilities

To further expand its network reach and peering capabilities, Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) announced today that it expects to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year. After almost a year of operations in South Africa, the company has seen exponential growth in its…

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South Atlantic Cable System begins the deep-water installation

First-of-its-kind cable connecting Africa and South America 75% complete

South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America. Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao), the company overseeing installation and the operations of SACS, and NEC Corporation (http://APO.af/7AYzHU), a Japanese system integrator of highest quality…

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Angola Cables collaborates with Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa

Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to offer Africa-based organisations secure access to 42 Microsoft Azure regions across the globe

Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) announced today that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner (http://APO.af/RTFQBj) to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform (http://APO.af/mcHKPs), Angola Cables has created…

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Jacques Vabre Regatta: Symbolic sail for sole African boat

Brazilian/Angolan crew set to compete in trans-Atlantic race

The only African entry in the challenging Transat Jacques Vabre (www.TransatJacquesVabre.org) regatta is set for symbolic sojourn on behalf of its sponsor Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao). As a race that connects two continents, the bi-annual competition will see Angolan Dr José Guilherme Caldas skipper Mussulo 40 – a 40-foot yacht –…

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Global leader in online gaming selects Angonix, Africa’s third largest IXP

Angola’s largest IXP welcomes i3D.net as its first remote peering customer

Angonix (www.Angonix.net), Angola’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), today welcomed i3D.net as its first remote peering customer. i3D.net is a managed hosting provider specialising in online gaming that hosts tens of millions of players for game publishers on the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation networks. i3D.net joins 17 other companies…

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Angola-Based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Now Top-Three in Africa

Country emerging as growing tech hub on the continent

In just two years, Angonix (www.Angonix.net) – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps (www.Angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics/) (as recorded in July 2017), Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region.…

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Watershed moment for African Internet: Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

The installation of SACS is considered a strategic project for Angola to advance the region’s digital economy and to improve global communications

Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40…

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Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Angola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian Data Centre

Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao), announced today that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre 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…

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Cable System connecting Africa and the Americas reaches a major milestone to create a new route for Internet traffic

SACS is a 40 Tbps cable - 6,165 km in length - with four fibre pairs that will connect Angola to Brazil, linking Africa and the Americas

Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), as well as the start of cable loading on the Angolan side of SACS. Marking an important…

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Angolan Cape2Rio entry celebrates record finish

Two-person, international crew claim best in-class performance following a tough race

Mussulo 40, the yacht with the only two-man crew to compete in the Cape2Rio regatta, has arrived in Rio, earning a fourth place finish overall and the top position in their category. As the only double-hander to leave Cape Town on January 1, 2017, the 40-foot yacht [sponsored by Angola…