CTG and Angola Cables boost intercontinental connectivity

China Telecom Global and Angola Cables boost intercontinental connectivity

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

The two companies will launch an express transmission route to connect three BRICS countries (China, South Africa and Brazil) via the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).  CTG will be in a position to extend its global reach by accessing the high capacity network comprising 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.

CTG and Angola Cables have also agreed to set up a network interconnection in South Africa, and by leveraging both companies’ advanced network capabilities, the transmission capacity and latency between China, South Africa, Angola and Brazil will be significantly improved. With its extensive network coverage and capacity, this initiative provides a highly effective and reliable digital highway to connect East and West.

“Our relationship with Angola Cables underlines our strong commitment towards improving regional connectivity and supporting our local partners in growing their international presence,” said Changhai Liu, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited. “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.”

CTG in conjunction with its partners is committed to establishing a high-quality ecosystem and global network that offers reliable, diversified international routing resources. Through the current network infrastructure – and leveraging the capabilities and potential of SACS, CTG customers can enjoy secure, cost efficient low-latency speed of ~156 ms connecting Johannesburg to São Paulo.

“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. 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,” said António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables.

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