Construction had begun on Angola Cables’ South American data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Angola Cables was launched in 2009 with the mission of becoming the leading driver of digital enablement in Africa. The Fortaleza centre represents another important step in developing international routes for digital traffic between the Americas and Africa, connecting via undersea cable.
Two key routes will run from the data centre. The SACS system will connect the Fortaleza centre to Luanda and is expected to be completed by mid-2018. The Monet Cable will connect Miami with both Fortaleza and Sao Paulo Brazil and is due to be completed by the end of 2017.
However, the data centre aims to accommodate more cables from the cable dense region of Fortaleza.
António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables, says: “The systems will enhance Africa’s global communications networks, provide a ‘meet me’ point with high connectivity and access to larger markets. They will also deliver the lowest latency routing between Africa and South America.”
He says that partnering with Brazil to establish this data centre has been a productive journey so far. Clients who have already signed in Brazil include Prefeitura de Fortaleza, Claranet and AmLight.
Angola Cables’ product manager Fabio José says the Tier 3 data centre offers different layers of security, humidity and environment controls and all the precautions required to operate with safety, efficiency and reliability.