China Telecom Global links with Angola Cables to extend global reach
ICT services provider China Telecom Global (CTG) has selected multinational ICT operator Angola Cables as its preferred carrier to bolster long-haul links between Asia, Africa and Latin America.
In a statement released to the media, the companies explained they will launch an express transmission route to connect three BRICS countries (China, South Africa and Brazil) via the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).
CTG will access the WACS, SACS and Monet subsea cable systems of Angola Cables, including Points of Presence (PoPs) and datacentres in Africa and Latin America, to extend its global reach.
CTG and Angola Cables have also agreed to set-up a network interconnection in South Africa.
The companies believe sharing network capabilities will significantly improve the transmission capacity and latency between China, South Africa, Angola and Brazil.
This initiative showcases not only CTG’s strategic deployment in Africa but also provides a highly effective and reliable digital highway to connect East and West, the companies claim.
“Africa is a rapidly growing market, and we at China Telecom Global have been building up our service capabilities in the market since 2010. Our relationship with Angola Cables underlines our strong commitment towards improving regional connectivity and supporting our local partners in growing their international presence,” said Changhai Liu, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited.
“We are very excited about the collaboration with Angola Cables. With this cross-continental express route, we can better serve the growing demand for digital connectivity and business interactions between Asia, Africa and South America - including the BRICS countries.”
According to CTG through the current network infrastructure – and leveraging the capabilities and potential of SACS, CTG customers can enjoy secure, cost efficient low-latency speed of ~156 ms connecting Johannesburg to São Paulo.
António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables, added: “Angola Cables is in a unique position to provide a seamless solution to China Telecom Global through our robust network connections in the transatlantic region. Using our advanced network of WACS, SACS and Monet submarine cables, we are able to offer a more direct routing of traffic and data between markets in the East to the rapidly expanding Latin American markets and busy IP traffic centres worldwide.”
In early May 2020 Angola Cables recorded 170% growth in traffic on its IP Network in the first quarter of 2020 when compared to the same period last year.
The high volume of traffic generated on the network has predominantly been centred around the Atlantic region on the SACS, Monet sub-cable connections which links Africa to Brazil and the USA.