Angola Cables says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Broadband Infraco, a state-owned telecommunications services provider in South Africa. The agreement enables connectivity between Angola Cables’ international submarine networks and Broadband Infraco’s 14,960 km of fiber-optic network infrastructure in South Africa.
Broadband Infraco uses its fiber network, and the 156 points of presence (PoPs) connected to it, to provide regional long-distance services as well as connectivity to member nations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Angola Cables, meanwhile, offers capacity on the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), Monet, and West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable systems.
“With our international connectivity and reach through our submarine networks and the expansive terrestrial network of Broadband Infraco, there is a genuine opportunity for us to collectively fast-track connectivity on the continent,” stated Angola Cables CEO António Nunes. “The very real possibility now exists to connect Brazil and South Africa to the other BRICS nations of Russia, India, and China through a high speed, low latency connection. Such a connection, together with our robust network, will accelerate international co-operation on multiple levels, promote economic development, and fast track projects that will enable new opportunities for digital content exchange across the region.”
“We have POPs and fiber connectivity options to all neighboring SADC countries,” added Andrew Matseke, CEO of Broadband Infraco. “Through the Angola Cables subsea networks, SACS and Monet, Broadband Infraco will have the ability to share international traffic and content that could unlock new business opportunities for SADC countries.”
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