CVTelecom (Cabo Verde Telecom) and Angola Cables have signed a cooperation agreement to identify synergies to expand connectivity and network capabilities. The strategic partnership will also streamline closer commercial cooperation in the development of customised networking products and solutions that can be brought to market in the coming months.
The SACS, WACS, MONET and EllaLink subsea cables will be part of the strategic plan to offer multiple connectivity and redundancy routing options for ISPs, enterprises and content providers looking to route Internet traffic between Africa, Europe and the Americas at low latencies on these express routes.
Angelo Gama, CEO, Angola Cables, said: “This is a first step in a broader strategic collaboration between Angola Cables and CVTelecom. The agreement will pave the way for improving telecommunications infrastructure and services in the region and will ultimately make a positive contribution towards improving Digital Transformation on the African continent.”
Gama added that several commercial synergies have been identified to enable better routes and access to multiple, low-latency network links that can promote data exchange between Cape Verde and Angola and unlock business opportunities on the West African coast, from Senegal to Angola.
João Domingos Correia, Board Chairman of CVTelecom, said: “This agreement is an important instrument in our internationalisation strategy as it opens doors to accessing the markets of Southern Africa and the United States of America. In addition, the agreement will ensure the availability of communications via the redundancy and low latency of the cable system network in the mid-Atlantic.”
Angola Cables is a multinational in the ICT sector with differentiated connectivity solutions for the wholesale and business markets. With a robust transport infrastructure and a highly interconnected IP network, Angola Cables provides access to the largest IXP, tier one operators and global content providers. Through SACS, Monet and WACS submarine cable systems, the company links the Americas, Africa and Europe with future connections to Asia. Angola Cables manages the data centre tier III AngoNAP Fortaleza (Brazil) and AngoNAP Luanda (Angola), as well as PIX and Angonix, one of the largest Internet exchange points in Africa.Click below to share this article