Angola Cables opens data centre in Brazil

12207917063 bc11d51344 zMultinational telecom company Angola Cables has announced the opening of its carrier-neutral data centre, Angonap Fortaleza, in Fortaleza, Brazil

The Tier III designed data centre will cater to the growing demand in content data transmission in the southern hemisphere.

The facility is a primary interconnection point for the region and will host two newest intercontinental submarine cables from Angola Cables, South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet.

The structure will accommodate other international submarine cable systems, backhaul providers, content providers and CDNs, including Latin America’s research and academic internet exchange points. This interconnection point will also enable African entities to develop businesses in different regions of Brazil, Latin America, and the US.

António Nunes, Angola Cables CEO, said, “The Angonap Fortaleza facility has far-reaching advantages and benefits for CDN’s, IXP’s, OTT’s as well as national and international telecom operators, and content providers seeking to extend and expand their global reach and product offerings from Brazil to the world.”

“From an Angola Cables viewpoint, our investment in the Angonap Fortaleza is important in advancing and expanding our business horizons. This is the first point of neutral connectivity in the Technological Park of Praia do Futuro in Fortaleza,” he added.

“Other cable systems and customers will have the option to host their data or content via cloud services or in the data centre directly - with the opportunity to promote their businesses to world markets via our ultra-low latency SACS connection,” he stated.

“This has many advantages not only in meeting the rising demand for media-rich content in the global digital economy, but will improve links for trade, commerce, inter-government co-operation and academic learning on either side of the Atlantic and beyond,” he noted.

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