According to industry reports, Angola’s ICT digital solutions and network services provider Angola Cables has established the Telcables entity to provide connectivity and digital solutions in Nigeria and West Africa.
Angola Cables disclosed that the Telcables team will work with local network service providers, metro networks and operators to develop and deploy localised ICT solutions powered by the Angola Cables’ global network.
Speaking of the new venture, Rui Faria, Commercial Director for Angola Cables, said the introduction of the Telcables entity is an essential step in promoting agreements with metro and other network and datacentre providers in Nigeria “to offer local solutions that have access to, and are supported by, a robust and reliable global network.”
Faria added that Angola Cables will offer companies in the region the capability to exchange traffic with more than twenty of the largest IXPs worldwide and offer scalable connectivity and IP transit to the major hubs of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt – and several other international traffic routing options.
He further indicated that through the Telcables brand, customers in Nigeria and West Africa can select their preferred international connectivity options through dedicated or multiple links – specific to their business requirements.
In a statement, the company explained, “Using solutions such as IP-Exchange, TelCables can offer content carriers, financial and research institutions and private company networks connectivity through a single connection. In addition, dedicated interchange connections to data centre infrastructure and services provided by companies such as Equinix, Interxion, Teraco, Ascenty, and Digital Realty are also available through the Angola Cables backbone infrastructure.”
According to Angola Cables, internet connections in Nigeria have experienced challenging conditions for several years now.
Faria says connectivity can be significantly enhanced through collaborations with international and Nigerian entities.
“Nigerian companies will be able to connect to the ultra-low latency subsea cables of both WACS and SACS, which provides express Western connections to New York, Miami and Sao Paulo as well as secure high-capacity traffic options from Lagos to Lisbon and London. For example, latencies between Lagos and Fortaleza in Brazil have been reduced to -114ms, while data sent via Lagos to London is -97ms. “At these low latencies, large amounts of data can be shared rapidly between countries and continents,” Faria added.