Angola Cables adds new peering locations to expand its global IP network
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,” he concluded.
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 America. Click here to read the full interview.