Epsilon connects Angola Cables across Europe

Optical fibre network aleskeEpsilon Telecommunications has signed an agreement with African network operator Angola Cables to deliver its IP traffic to the Internet exchanges of Europe

Angola Cables will have access to backhaul services from WACS to London as well as long-haul services in Western Europe linking its IP traffic to Internet exchanges in the UK, the Netherlands and France, the company said.

“We are excited to be working with Angola Cables as it develops its international connectivity in Europe and has firm plans to connect South America to Africa in the very near future,” said Andreas Hipp, CEO at Epsilon Telecommunications.

“When we see the combination of an ambitious operator and strong economic growth, we know we can help to spur on telecoms development.”

Its South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) will be the first undersea cable linking Africa with South America in the southern hemisphere.

The cable system, which will be up and running by the end of 2014, is expected to expand to 6,000km and will directly link Angola and Brazil.

Angola Cables, which was set up in 2009, was formed by five domestic operators, Angola Telecom, Unitel, MSTelcom, Movicel and Startel.

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