Significantly boosts connectivity between international carrier networks, CDNs, social networks, cloud & IT service providers with local Angolan and other African ISPs peering at Angonix
Paris, France and Luanda, Angola – 22nd August, 2017 – France-IX, the premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France, today announced that its Angolan telecommunications operator member, Angola Cables, has launched a remote peering service that will significantly boost the connectivity between the peering community at France-IX Marseille and the peering members at its own IXP, Angonix, in Luanda, Capital of Angola.
This new remote peering service will reduce latency and costs for global and national carrier networks, CDNs, social networks and cloud & IT service providers looking to establish themselves in sub-Saharan Africa to gain access to local markets; and reduce international IP-transit costs for local ISPs and network operators as well as increase their access to French language content and services.
“At Angola Cables, our infrastructure and connectivity network play a vital role in the development of successful local companies and businesses, helping to facilitate progress and development in communities where our customers and partners operate such as Angola, South Africa, Portugal, DCR, Congo and Cameroon. Peering at France-IX Marseille and offering a remote peering service is part of the ongoing development of our network to ensure that our customers and partners have access to the latest communication technology and retain us as their ideal partner for international connectivity and high quality Internet services,” said Darwin Costa Product Manager at Angola Cables. “Since joining the France-IX Marseille peering community in May of 2017, we have seen a more than threefold increase in traffic. We anticipate gaining new remote peering customers from across Africa and also from South America, once the South Atlantic Cable System is complete.”
Angola Cables is a partner in the development of data centres in Luanda and Fortaleza, Brazil, in the building of the SACS (South Atlantic Cable System) subsea cable, which is the first in the Southern Hemisphere to directly connect Brazil to Africa. When complete, this will connect to Angola Cable’s European system and then later to the Middle and Far East, strengthening Angola Cables’ position as a worldwide interconnection provider.
“In addition to being one of our newest peers in the African continent, we are thrilled to develop our partnership with Angola Cables further through our shared common goal of enhancing the overall quality of the Internet. Angola Cables interconnects global networks, network operators and content providers to keep local traffic local, and offer international content providers and networks a basis for peering on the African continent,” says Delphine Masciopinto, Chief Commercial Officer at France-IX. “Through its latest investments and developments in international, national and local infrastructures, in addition to its connectivity at France-IX Marseille, Angola Cables is developing a connectivity ring that connects the African, American and European continents, making it an attractive proposition for any company wanting low latency and high quality Internet connectivity.”
About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is a multinational telecommunications company founded in 2009, which operates in the wholesale market and whose core business is international transmission capacity in Submarine Cable Systems and IP Transit. SACS, Monet and WACS, three cable systems operated by Angola Cables, interconnect four continents (South America, North America, Africa and Europe). Angola Cables runs Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point located in Luanda and third largest in Africa. Angola Cables also manages two Tier III data centres, in Fortaleza (Brazil) connected to SACS and Monet and in Luanda, connected to SACS and WACS.