25 June 2020
Telecom multinational Angola Cables recorded a 170% growth in traffic on its IP Network in the first quarter of 2020 when compared to the same period last year, the company said.
Despite a significant portion of this growth being attributed to the surge in demand following the lockdown regulations imposed by many governments in curbing the spread of Covid-19, additional traffic has also resulted from the opening and upgrading of points of presence in the main global traffic exchange locations in recent months said Angola Cables, CEO, António Nunes.
The company said that new activations, the expansion of services and more requests for burstable solutions and IP Flex options by customers had also driven traffic growth. Earlier this year, two new points of presence (PoP) were introduced in Brazil to boost connectivity between networks and digital eco- systems within Latin American. With access to NAP of the Americas (also known as MI1) - the world’s largest interconnected network point gives customers greater access to cloud based and other connected services across Latin America and the rest of the world. Nunes said, “the addition of more access points to our network, gives us wider market coverage and better content aggregation that can be delivered to our partners and customers at lower latencies”.
Outages experienced on the WACS and SAT-3 undersea cables that connect Africa to Europe negatively impacted internet connectivity, but Angola Cables said it was “ready to accommodate ISPs and other entities” by re-routing traffic and providing capacity on