23 June 2020
China Telecom Global (CTG) has en- trusted the operator of submarine optical fibre cables Angola Cables with the mission of strengthening its long-distance links between Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Through a partnership agreement signed on May 14, CTG and Angola Ca- bles will launch an express transmis- sion route to link China, South Africa and Brazil via the South Atlantic Ca- bles System (SACS). This will see CTG extend its global reach by accessing the network, including the submarine cable systems WACS, SACS and Monet from Angola Cables, including their points of presence (PoP) and centres in Africa and Latin America.
In addition, CTG and Angola Cables have agreed to establish a network interconnection in South Africa, taking advantage of the advanced network capabilities of the two companies. The transmission capacity and the latency between China, South Africa, Angola and Brazil will be considerably improved, according to the two companies.
Changhai Liu, chief executive officer of CTG for Africa and the Middle East, said the collaboration with Angola Cables will unlock many opportunities. “With today’s network infrastructure, leveraging the capabilities and potential of SACS, CTG customers can take ad- vantage of secure and cost-effective low latency speed of approximately 156 milliseconds from Johannes- burg to São Paulo,” he added.