Angola Cables

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Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications operator of fiber optic telecommunication cables.

The company was formed in 2009 and is owned by the major national telecommunication companies, namely Angola Telecom with 51% of the capital, Unitel with 31%, MSTelcom with 9%, Movicel with 6%, and Startel with 3%. Its director is António Nunes. Feliciano António, the director of Angola Telecom, is the president of Angola Telecom's general assembly.[1]

Angola Telecom is one of twelve companies composing the WACS consortium.[2]

Angola Cable's landing station, built for 650 Million USD for the WACS cable at Sangano, about 15 kilometer north of the Cabo Ledo, 120 km south of Angola's capital Luanda was inaugurated on June 29, 2012.[1] For this inauguration, Angolan musician Bonga, located in Lisbon, Portugal, performed together with a band located at the landing station, several songs, linked via the undersea cable.[1]

Angola’s connection to South America.

Angola Cables will launch the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first submarine cable directly linking Africa and Latin America.

What Angola Cables does? Angola Cables is an Angolan telecom operator driven by its shareholders’ vision and by the government's strategy to turn Angola into a major African telecommunications Hub.

Angola Cables’ mission is:

  • To support the development of the telecommunications sector in Angola and in Africa;
  • To provide international connectivity to national operators with high quality, constant availability and sufficient capacity to meet market needs;
  • To develop the interconnection between regional operators and theirs with the rest of the world.

Angola Cables services:

Internet - with the optimization of existing cables and the connection to the WACS, Angola becomes self-sufficient in terms of international connections, both in terms of broadband as well as voice communications:

  • Bandwidth according to needs;
  • Direct access to the national IXP;
  • Access to the major ISPs in the world with quality and speed;
  • Direct access to the content provider;
  • Internet access speeds similar to those available in international markets.

Colocation Provide physical space in Telecom environment to enhance your capabilities. Provide the necessary hardware for the creation of your optimized network; 24/7 technical support

Circuits An extensive and well-defined circuit network guaranteeing international interconnection. Angola Cables offers a variety of options on the operating system’s cable network. Unique ability to integrate the local circuit, backhaul and submarine capacity, allowing for an end-to-end experience and improved international connections.

ANGONIX

The ANGONIX is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs - Internet Service Providers) exchange Internet traffic between their networks. It acts as a traffic aggregating Hub, where connected clients can share content with other providers that are also connected at this point.

  • Objective:

The purpose of this infrastructure is to improve Internet services for local customers. Often, geographically neighboring clients need to travel long distances to be able to interconnect, due to the configuration of the network providing them the Internet services. The ANGONIX will minimize these distances for the Angolan Internet users, enhancing the overall quality of Internet services in Angola.

  • Advantages:

- National users will be able to access contents with high speed and low latency;

- Accessibility to Angolan Internet operators;

- Reduced costs for Internet traffic between Angolan agents;

- High availability between Angolan operators.

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  1. ^ a b c Manje, Bernardino (30 June 2012). "Cabo de fibra óptica melhora a Internet" [Fiber optic cable improves Internet access] (in Portuguese). Luanda, Angola: Jornal de Angola. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Telecom Namibia Deploys Fiber-Optic Cable for High-Speed Broadband Connectivity". England: Wireless Federation. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.