Angola Cables and Broadband InfraCo sign MoU to improve connectivity in Africa

42207523990 45dedd3ddb zLinking the international Angola Cables network to the terrestrial Broadband Infraco network will fast track Internet access into Africa. (Image source: Imagens Portal SESCSP/Flickr)Angola Cables, a telecoms company, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Broadband Infraco to improve Internet connectivity in Africa

Broadband Infraco provides extensive regional long-distance network coverage and SADC connectivity. Broadband Infraco currently has more than 14,960 km of fibre networks across South Africa. It also has 156 Points of Presence (PoPs) providing a high capacity, stable national network environment.

Angola Cables CEO António Nunes said that the partnership will facilitate Internet connectivity into Africa.

“With our international connectivity and reach through our submarine networks and the expansive terrestrial network of Broadband Infraco, there is a genuine opportunity for us to collectively fast-track connectivity on the continent” added Nunes.

“The very real possibility now exists to connect Brazil and South Africa to the other BRICS nations of Russia, India and China through a high speed, low latency connection,” Nunes further added.

Andrew Matseke, CEO of Broadband Infraco, said that the partnership is pivotal in the development of digital connectivity within South Africa and Africa.

Matseke commented, “We have POPs and fibre connectivity options to all neighbouring SADC countries. Through the Angola Cables subsea networks, SACS and Monet, Broadband Infraco will have the ability to share international traffic and content that could unlock new business opportunities for SADC countries.”

“The cooperation between the two companies will also advance business channel synergies. This offers South African consumers an improved usage, low-latency or ´no lag experience’ which benefits the gaming community in particular as well as other users requiring greater bandwidth via the SACS routing to South America,” concluded Nunes.

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