Broadband Infranco has over 14,960 km of fiber networks in South Africa and 156 Points of Presence (PoPs), consistently providing high capacity and stable network across the region.
According to the Angola Cables CEO, António Nunes, the partnership with Broadband Infranco will provide internet facility on the continent. “With our international connectivity and reach through our submarine networks and the expansive terrestrial network of Broadband Infranco, there is a genuine opportunity for us to collectively fast-track connectivity on the continent,”
“The very real possibility now exists to connect Brazil and South Africa to the other BRICS nations of Russia, India, and China through a high speed, low latency connection. Such a connection together with our robust network will accelerate international co-operation on multiple levels, promote economic development and fast-track projects that will enable new opportunities for digital content exchange across the region,” said Nunes
On the other hand, the CEO of Broadband Infranco, Andrew Matseke explained the partnership is crucial to further development of digital connectivity across in South Africa and Africa in general. “We have POPs and fiber connectivity options to all neighboring SADC countries. Through the Angola Cables subsea networks, SACS and Monet, Broadband Infranco will have the ability to share international traffic and content that could unlock new business opportunities for SADC countries.”
To conclude his statement, Nunes added: “Angola Cables will also be in a position to support our new partner in other projects that are of national importance and which require global network connectivity. An example of this, is the Square Kilometre Array (“SKA”) Project, the world’s largest telescope where Broadband Infranco is the main supplier of international capacity to Europe. Given the large data requirements, the scientific information can now be shared with other entities.”
The partnership is not only to expand new integrated internet connectivity within South Africa but also enhance business channel synergies. Additionally, the new internet connectivity also offers an improved and low-latency connectivity for its users.