25 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Angola Cables has added additional peering points to its international locations in IX.BR São Paulo and Fortaleza, Equinix Ashburn and Miami (formerly NOTA) and NIIX and DE-CIX in New York.
The recent introduction and commissioning of the Monet cable
system has enabled Angola Cables to offer higher volume, high
speed connectivity capabilities and services which is predicted
to enhance connectivity between the USA and Brazil.
Commenting on the news, Darwin
Costa, IP product manager of Angola Cables, said: "The new
peering points will further enhance the overall performance and
significantly reduce the latency for our customers globally,
making AS#37468 more robust and reliable."
The company already has existing peering capabilities at the
following exchange points: Angonix in Luanda, Angola, GigaPIX
which is in Lisbon, Portugal, LINX in London, UK, DE-CIX,
located in Frankfurt, Germany, AMS-IX in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, France-IX in Marseille, France, Espanix based in
Madrid, Spain and Nap of Africa in both Cape Town and
Johannesburg, South Africa.
"The recent move into the Americas is part of a directed
global strategy to continuously improve our IP network by
connecting to advanced, full-service collocation and data
centers in Boca Raton in Miami, and São Paulo and
Fortaleza in Brazil. Collectively, these initiatives are having
a positive impact on the quality IP transit ecosystem,
backhauling and Mpls/VPN products on a carrier-class IP
network," added Costa.
"Since the implementation of our IP node in São
Paulo, Brazil – and becoming a member of IX.Br,
the world’s largest internet exchange point of
active peering members, we have seen a rapid and exponential
growth in sessions across our IPV4 and IPV6 base respectively,"
Capacity’s own Alan-Burkitt-Gray recently spoke
to CEO of Angola Cables, António Nunes, about the SACS
cable from Angola to Brazil which will be in service within a
number of weeks, the significance of this route and how it will
create new routes between Asia and Africa to North and South
Click here to read the full interview.