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Orange collaborates with Angola Cables to expand African connectivity

Angola Cables, a multinational telecommunications operator of fibre-optic telecommunication cables and Orange, an international telecommunications and digital services provider have agreed to an infrastructure sharing agreement on the West African Djoliba Network.

The arrangement according to Angola Cables gives customers direct access to the Francophone markets of West Africa. It gives both companies the option to extend their respective global connectivity by sharing inland networks and the subsea cable network and backbone infrastructure of Angola Cables.

Global Commercial Director of Angola Cables, Rui Faria said, “Getting access to efficient and secure digital and cloud services is essential for any business in today’s gigabyte economy. Access to the West Africa Djoliba network and our robust submarine infrastructure broadens the capability of businesses in accessing international markets and offers expanded traffic destinations across West Africa and other parts of the world”

Djoliba is the first network to offer complete security in West Africa with more than 10,000km of terrestrial fibre optic network offering superfast broadband provision (up to 100 Gbit/s) at a 99.99 per cent availability rate.

The expansion of infrastructure combining the Djoliba terrestrial end-to-end fibre optic network and Angola Cables’ already an established global network of WACS, SACS and MONET cables will offer clients secure, low latency connectivity – and additional redundancy options to multiple destinations in South America, the USA and Europe.

Angola Cables is a major wholesaler and carrier of the continent’s data and internet traffic to other parts of the world. Faria says that the company has been spearheading digital connectivity in the South Atlantic for the past few years boosting economies in Africa and South America whilst providing uninterrupted, low-latency connections across the world through its robust global and partner network. CIO Africa

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