Angola Cables, Orange seal infrastructure sharing agreement
Angola Cables and international telecom services provider, Orange, last week sealed an infrastructure sharing agreement on the West African Djoliba Network.
The two say the arrangement gives customers direct access to the Francophone markets of West Africa and gives both companies the option to extend their respective global connectivity by sharing inland networks and the subsea cable network and backbone infrastructure of Angola Cables.
In a statement, Angola Cables says, Djoliba is the first network to offer ‘complete security in West Africa with more than 10,000km of terrestrial fibre optic network offering, broadband provision (up to 100 Gbit/s) at a 99.99% availability rate’.
It adds: “The expansion of infrastructure combining the Djoliba terrestrial end-to-end fibre optic network and Angola Cables’ already established global network of WACS, SACS and MONET cables will offer clients secure, low latency connectivity – and additional redundancy options to multiple destinations in South America, the USA and Europe.”
Angola Cables, one the carriers of Africa’s data and internet traffic to other parts of the world, has been driving digital connectivity in the South Atlantic boosting economies in Africa and South America.
The company has been doing this by providing ‘uninterrupted, low-latency connections’ across the world, through its global and partner network.
Rui Faria, global commercial director of Angola Cables, comments: “Getting access to efficient and secure digital and cloud services is an essential requirement for any business in today’s gigabyte economy.
“Access to the West Africa Djoliba network and our robust submarine infrastructure broadens the capability of businesses in accessing international markets and offers expanded traffic destinations across West Africa and other parts of the world.”