A circular that is making the rounds shows that international operators and networks, particularly in the African and Latin American regions, can connect to LINX. The move will also spur the growth of international IP traffic: Latin America – Africa – Europe. The circular was accessed by the Angola press – ANGOP.
Though the date this may likely occur wasn’t specified, a simple explanation shows that upgrading portal capacity should permit sustained growth of traffic coming from Africa’s west coast, including South America, when searching for content in Europe.
The Angola Cables’ increased capacity will offer numerous benefits. These include cost efficiency, reduction in latency, and localization of content to the final users.
Angola Cable’s Technical Director, Fernando Azevedo, went further to state that the increase in capacity in the connection existing between LINX and Angola Cables will allow a larger volume of IP traffic via the peering facilities, with several networks situated in London.
“In the area of data exchange, users will enjoy some added benefits in quality and performance.”
Angola Cables is an ICT company with unique connectivity solutions for wholesale, including the corporate segment.
The London Internet Exchange stands as one of the biggest traffic exchange points the world over. It was established in 1994 and connected 900 members / ASNs from a total of 80 different countries.