Angola Cables has chosen NAPAfrica in South Africa as its peering point.
NAPAfrica is an Internet exchange point located in all Teraco data centre facilities, providing peering across sub-Saharan Africa. It boasts over 240 unique connected networks and 140Gbps of peering traffic.
Darwin Costa, IP product manager at Angola Cables, said they are working to build Angola into a major telecommunications hub. “It is vital to ensure that the African traffic remains within the continent, and at the same time customers are guaranteed improved Internet connectivity,” said Costa.
They also aim to enable super-fast access to Europe from South Africa, via their hub in Lisbon and the European ring network. Once it’s South Atlantic Cable System is operational, Angola Cables will also provide links to Brazil and the USA from South Africa and Angola.
“This is not simply about peering – [it will] create a platform for the country to compete on a global stage,” said Teraco business development manager Michele McCann. “This project proves that peering is not just about connectivity, it is about growing networks and enhancing business across the continent.”