Tuesday, October 17, 2017

France-IX lands second major African telco deployment in 10 days

Global and national carrier networks, CDNs, social networks and cloud and IT service providers set to tap into peering service to access sub-Saharan Africa.

Angola Cables has established a point-of-presence at internet peering service provider France-IX’s data centre in Marseille, the second African telecommunications giant to do so in the last two weeks following Djibouti Telecom.

The remote peering service at the French site is set to “significantly boost the connectivity” between the peering community at France-IX Marseille and the peering members at Angola Cables’ own IXP, Angonix, in Luanda.

The peering service will be used by global and national carrier networks, CDNs, social networks and cloud and IT service providers looking to establish themselves in sub-Saharan Africa to gain access to local markets.

According to Darwin Costa Product Manager at Angola Cables, by joining the France-IX Marseille peering community, data traffic has increased by more than threefold.

Darwin Costa Product Manager at Angola Cables, said: “At Angola Cables, our infrastructure and connectivity network play a vital role in the development of successful local companies and businesses, helping to facilitate progress and development in communities where our customers and partners operate such as Angola, South Africa, Portugal, DCR, Congo and Cameroon.

“Peering at France-IX Marseille and offering a remote peering service is part of the ongoing development of our network to ensure that our customers and partners have access to the latest communication technology and retain us as their ideal partner for international connectivity and high-quality Internet services.”

Delphine Masciopinto, Chief Commercial Officer at France-IX, said: “Angola Cables interconnects global networks, network operators and content providers to keep local traffic local, and offer international content providers and networks a basis for peering on the African continent.

“Through its latest investments and developments in international, national and local infrastructures, in addition to its connectivity at France-IX Marseille, Angola Cables is developing a connectivity ring that connects the African, American and European continents, making it an attractive proposition for any company wanting low latency and high quality Internet connectivity.”

Angola Cables is a partner in the development of data centres in Luanda and Fortaleza, Brazil, in the building of the SACS (South Atlantic Cable System) subsea cable, which is the first in the Southern Hemisphere to directly connect Brazil to Africa.