Originally posted to Data Center POST,
If there’s one thing Africa’s emerging digital economy critically needs, it’s direct subsea connectivity to the Americas. Right now, data must pass through Europe, which is highly inefficient, but that’s about to change.
Angola Cables is working to make direct intercontinental connectivity a reality by constructing a high quality, low-latency route between Africa and the Americas. The company has selected data center provider Etix Everywhere as its partner to help build the network.
The first element of the deal will include the construction of a landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil, and a data center in Brazil for Angola Cables’ new South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet submarine cable system.
“This partnership will help us to quickly develop and operate state-of-the-art data centres as we continue to build ‘digital bridges’ to connect continents and the world,” stated Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables.
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