Angola Cables and DE-CIX to grow Africa's digital economy

Cape Town, 17 November 2016. Angola Cables, the leading international IP carrier and international gateway provider of Angola, and its innovation partner DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, will intensify and extend their relationship in the upcoming year. Announced at AfricaCom in Cape Town, the two companies will continue their expansion ambitions as influential drivers of Africa’s digital enablement. 

“After successfully cooperating over the past two years – topped off with winning the Best Africa Service Innovation Award at the Capacity Africa conference in late September - we felt it was the right move to deepen our partnership with DE-CIX to support Africa’s digital transformation,” says Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables. “The rise of the mobile work force with cloud enablement in Africa will push hyperconnected ecosystems that have transcontinental impacts.” According to Artur Mendes, CCO of Angola Cables: “The enterprise mobility tech stack will require cloud services that are able to scale. By aligning our forces and expertise, we are able to work on closing the productivity gaps that exist in almost all African countries.” 

“We at DE-CIX are excited to extend our cooperation with Angola Cables in 2017 and take it to the next level. DE-CIX is known for building peering bridges from Europe to Africa and vice versa. With peering and cloud enablement from DE-CIX, customers can connect to 1000+ international and national networks, experience the fastest interconnection possible and also reduce latency and IP transit costs. Customers in the SADC region can easily get connected by using Angola Cables’ IP POPs, angonix.net or DE-CIX’s Internet Exchanges in Europe, North America and beyond,” says Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX.

Africa Service Innovation Award 2016

The Angola Cables and DE-CIX partnership was crowned with the Best Africa Service Innovation Award at the Capacity Africa conference in late September this year. The interconnection solution meets the low-latency needs of countries located in West Africa by allowing for shorter routes to exchange traffic directly and wherever needed. With this, Angola Cables combines its presence and role as a main shareholder of the WACS consortium and DE-CIX’s expertise to satisfy the interconnection needs of Internet providers in West Africa.

DE-CIX - Best Internet Exchange 2016 award

Beyond this, DE-CIX was recognised earlier this month at the annual Global Carrier Awards in France as the Best Internet Exchange 2016 by the renowned international trade magazine Capacity, an award received for the second year in a row.