Angola Cables to launch Angola’s first live gaming portal

07 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Angola Cables has announced plans to use its subsea cable infrastructure to launch a new live gaming portal in Angola.

The new service will be open to all eSports and gaming communities in Africa, delivering a low latency experience to the end user.

“The gaming portal is a first step in connecting African gamers in the region with users in America, Europe, and Asia,” said Crisóstomo Mbundu, product manager at Angola Cables. “SACS offers a compelling service proposition for the global gamers and the eSport community; gaming producers and providers of streamed events seeking interactive experiences with low latencies.”

The news marks Angola Cables’ first venture in the eSports space, which has been made possible in partnership with Qwatti eSports, a gaming and eSports specialist. The decision to launch this new offering is as a result of increasing demand from younger population for lag-free gaming experience on a global scale.

Once live, the new gaming portal will feature tournaments across multiple platforms including consoles, mobile games and, of course, computers. It will also feature an interactive tool to facilitate knowledge sharing within the gaming community, virtually connecting users from around the world.

“The combination of the Angola Cables’ high-performance network with Qwatti’s international expertise in the global eSports market holds tremendous promise and potential,” added Guilherme Fraga, product management and product development director at Qwatti eSports.

The company will leverage the capacity of its SACS, Monet and WACS subsea cable systems, which links Europe, Africa and the Americas, reaching Asia through partners’ routes.

“Given the combined, robust IP network and the several agreements we have in place with major CDNs and Points of Presence within major telco hubs, users will benefit from a greater online experience and lower latency while gaming,” continued Mbundu. “The platform will also have a strong impact in empowering the Angolan gaming industry, narrowing the gap for users in the Southern Hemisphere and giving African gamers the opportunity to compete with very good pings worldwide.”