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Camtel, Angola Cables pact to boost connectivity

By , Africa editor
Cameroon , 10 May 2024
Camtel CEO, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi.
Camtel CEO, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi.

Angola Cables, a provider of digital solutions and network services, has partnered with Cameroon's telecom operator, Camtel, to grow digital and connectivity services in Cameroon and West Africa.

The deal, signed yesterday, follows both parties' intention to pursue commercial prospects in West Africa and the Atlantic area to improve redundancy, network resilience, and service quality on a national and international scale.

The parties stated that the agreement is a significant step toward boosting telecoms and digital connectivity throughout Africa.

“For users, it will help to secure connectivity, trade, boost economies and help expand as well as grow businesses across the region,” said Fernando Fernandes, country manager of TelCables Nigeria, a subsidiary of Angola Cables.

In a statement, the two organisations say by leveraging the extensive subsea cable connections of SACS, WACS, and Monet within Angola Cables' backhaul network – as well as the additional connectivity provided by Camtel on the South Atlantic Inter Link – businesses and enterprises will have expanded capacity options and improved traffic access to West Africa's local and regional networks via Angola Cables and Camtel's points of presence.

“The partnership, once the necessary due diligence has been completed, could transform internet connectivity and data transmission in West Africa,” Fernandes says.

Camtel CEO, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi says: “Our strategic intent is to build on the robust backhaul connectivity of the Angola Cables network, and the existing interconnections we have in place with other submarine cables connecting the region and the world, to provide flexible and secure value added services for our clients and businesses.”

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