CTG picks Angola Cables for long-haul connectivity

China Telecom Global picks Angola Cables for long-haul connectivity

14 May 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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China Telecom Global (CTG), has selected Angola Cables as their preferred carrier to bolster their long-haul links between Asia, Africa and Latam.

Through the joint collaboration, the two companies will launch an express transmission route to connect China, South Africa and Brazil via Angola Cable’s South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).

“Africa is a rapidly growing market, and we at China Telecom Global have been building up our service capabilities in the market since 2010,” said Changhai Liu, managing director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East).

“Our relationship with Angola Cables underlines our strong commitment towards improving regional connectivity and supporting our local partners in growing their international presence.”

“We are very excited about the collaboration with Angola Cables. With this cross-continental express route, we can better serve the growing demand for digital connectivity and business interactions between Asia, Africa and South America - including the BRICS countries.”

As a result, CTG will be able to extend its global reach by accessing the WACS, SACS and Monet subsea cable systems of Angola Cables including their points of presence (PoPs) and data centres in Africa and Latin America.

In addition, the two have also agreed to set-up a network interconnection in South Africa, to improve the transmission capacity and latency between China, South Africa, Angola and Brazil.

“Angola Cables is in a unique position to provide a seamless solution to China Telecom Global through our robust network connections in the transatlantic region,” said António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables.

“Using our advanced network of WACS, SACS and Monet submarine cables, we are able to offer a more direct routing of traffic and data between markets in the East to the rapidly expanding Latin American markets and busy IP traffic centres worldwide.”

Leveraging its existing network infrastructure as well as the capabilities and potential of SACS, CTG customers can enjoy secure, cost efficient low-latency speed of 156ms between Johannesburg and São Paulo.