Angola Cables has entered into a strategic business partnership with Silica Networks in Argentina and Chile to connect their terrestrial fibre networks to the recently commissioned South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).
As part of this this strategic initiative, the interconnection of the fibre optic networks of both companies will result in access to the Pacific via Santiago de Chile, via Las Toninas in Buenos Aires, Argentina and SACS through Fortaleza, Brazil and across the Atlantic to Africa.
Now in operation, SACS is designed to be a strategic point of connection for the South Atlantic region for South American operators interested in reaching markets in the East at lower latencies. The cable will enable Africa to become an important bridge and pivot point for the exchange of information and data between East and West. It is also Silica Networks’ preferred route in the Southern hemisphere, as it offers high quality internet traffic with high-speed broadband access on both sides of the South Atlantic.
Angola Cables CEO, António Nunes said of the partnership: ‘The partnership would strengthen the economic links for the large digital content producers in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, setting up a commercial conduit for them to share content with Africa and other markets, thus making it digitally possible to connect East with West.’
Horácio Martinez, CEO of Silica Networks added: ‘This is a milestone for the digital economies of Argentina and Chile as it opens up new fronts for entrepreneurship for operators, fibre optic networks and broadband providers accessing the high-capacity services provided by SACS and Angola Cables to the African and Eastern markets.’
Image shows the SACS boat landing with submarine cable at the Angola Cables SACS launch event