Angola Cables has added additional peering points at the following international locations: IX.BR São Paulo and Fortaleza, Equinix Ashburn and Miami (formerly NOTA) and NIIX and De-CIX in New York. Angola Cables owns and operates the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) connecting Angola and Fortaleza in Brazil, the world's first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic. Angola Cables also owns two dedicated fiber pairs in the Monet cable system connecting Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil. The Monet cable system has been fully launched for service, while the SACS is going to be ready for service in the third quarter 2018. 

IP Product Manager of Angola Cables, Darwin Costa says, “The new peering points will further enhance the overall performance and significantly reduce the latency for our customers globally, making AS#37468 more robust and reliable.”

The company has existing peering activities within the following exchange points:

Angonix (Luanda, Angola), GigaPIX (Lisbon, Portugal), LINX (London, UK), DE-CIX (Frankfurt, Germany), AMS-IX (Amsterdam, Netherlands), France-IX (Marseille, France), Espanix (Madrid, Spain) and Nap of Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa).

The higher volume, high speed connectivity capabilities and services brought about by the recent introduction and commissioning of the Monet Cable System, (Angola Cables is a consortium member) is anticipated to significantly enhance connectivity between the USA and Brazil.

Costa said, “The recent move into the Americas is part of a directed global strategy to continuously improve our IP network by connecting to dense data centers and major IX´s in USA and Brazil region. Collectively, these initiatives are having a positive impact on the quality IP transit ecosystem, backhauling and Mpls/VPN products on a carrier-class IP network.”

According to Costa, “since the implementation of our IP node in São Paulo, Brazil, and becoming a member of IX.Br, the world’s largest internet exchange point of active peering members, we have seen a rapid and exponential growth in sessions across our IPV4 and IPV6 base respectively.”

Angola Cables (AS#37468) doubled the V4 sessions from 1373 to 2575 sessions with 1215 active sessions being registered on V6.

Source: Angola Cables