Angola Cables launches France-IX Marseille remote peering service

23 August 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Angola Cables has joined the peering community at France-IX Marseille will significantly boosting connectivity there and to peering members at its own IXP, Angonix, in the Angolan capital Luanda.

This new remote peering service significantly boosts connectivity between international carrier networks, CDNs, social networks, cloud and IT service providers with local Angolan and other African ISPs peering at Angonix.

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It will also reduce latency and costs for global and national carrier networks, CDNs, social networks and cloud and 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.

“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 South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) subsea cable, which is the first in the Southern Hemisphere to directly connect Brazil to Africa. Work on the first phase of the 6,500km cable has begun and when it is completed it 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.

Delphine Masciopinto, chief commercial officer at France-IX, added: "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. 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.”