Angola Cables launches data centre in Fortaleza

16 April 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Angola Cables announces the opening of its carrier-neutral data centre, Angonap Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The newly launched Tier III data centre will support growing demand in content data transmission in the Southern hemisphere.

“The Angonap Fortaleza facility has far reaching advantages and benefits for CDN’s, IXP’s, OTT’s as well as national and international telecom operators, and content providers seeking to extend and expand their global reach and product offerings from Brazil to the world,” said António Nunes (pictured), Angola Cables CEO.

The facility will act as a primary interconnection point for the region and will host Angola Cable’s two newest subsea cables, South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet. In addition, the new site will accommodate other subsea cables, backhaul providers, content providers and CDNs, including research and academic internet exchange points in Latin America. In addition, the interconnection point will enable African organisations to develop businesses in different regions of Brazil, Latin America and the US.

“From an Angola Cables viewpoint, our investment in the Angonap Fortaleza is important in advancing and expanding our business horizons. This is the first point of neutral connectivity in the Technological Park of Praia do Futuro in Fortaleza.,” added Nunes.

The site is 100% owned and operated by Angola Cables and occupies 2100 m²  with a total area of 9000 m²  available for future expansion. Additionally, the facility gas an energy redundancy capacity of 12.5 MVA and 1000 scalable racks with 99.98% service availability.

“Other cable systems and customers will have the option to host their data or content via Cloud services or in the data centre directly - with the opportunity to promote their businesses to world markets via our ultra-low latency SACS connection,” continued Nunes. “This has many advantages not only in meeting the rising demand for media rich content in the global digital economy, but will improve links for trade, commerce, inter-government co-operation and academic learning on either side of the Atlantic and beyond.”

Construction of the data centre commenced in early 2017.