Wholesale carrier Angola Cables has launched a remote peering service to improve the connectivity between the peering community at France-IX Marseille and the peering members at its own internet exchange point, Angonix, in the Angolan capital of Luanda.
Angola Cables is a partner in the development of data centers in Luanda and Fortaleza, Brazil, and in the building of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) undersea cable, the first direct subsea link between Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere. Earlier this month, Angola Cables confirmed progress in construction of the 6,500-km undersea cable with an official launch in Sangano, Angola (see "Angola Cables announces launch of South Atlantic Cable System"). When finished, the SACS will position Angola Cables as a global interconnection provider by linking to Angola Cable's European system and eventually to the Middle and Far East.
"Peering at France-IX Marseille and offering a remote peering service is part of the ongoing development of our network to ensure that our customers and partners have access to the latest communication technology and retain us as their ideal partner for international connectivity and high-quality internet services," said Darwin Costa, Angola Cables product manager. "Since joining the France-IX Marseille peering community in May of 2017, we have seen a more than threefold increase in traffic. We anticipate gaining new remote peering customers from across Africa and also from South America, once the South Atlantic Cable System is complete."
The new remote peering service will enhance connectivity between international carrier networks, CDNs, social networks, cloud, and IT service providers and local Angolan and other African ISPs peering at Angonix, says France-IX. It will also minimize latency and costs, says the exchange, while increasing French language content and services access.
"In addition to being one of our newest peers in the African continent, we are thrilled to develop our partnership with Angola Cables further through our shared common goal of enhancing the overall quality of the Internet. Angola Cables interconnects global networks, network operators, and content providers to keep local traffic local, and offer international content providers and networks a basis for peering on the African continent," said Delphine Masciopinto, France-IX chief commercial officer. "Through its latest investments and developments in international, national and local infrastructures, in addition to its connectivity at France-IX Marseille, Angola Cables is developing a connectivity ring that connects the African, American and European continents, making it an attractive proposition for any company wanting low latency and high-quality Internet connectivity."
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