African markets

Flexential® Announces Partnership with Angola Cables to Strengthen Connectivity to African Markets

Upgrades to the MONET cable connecting the UNITED STATES at Latin America
Submarine cables are the key to international connectivity. The old Google Cable only connected São Paulo, Brazil at Boca Ratonbut recent upgrades to MONET Cable and Flexential’s partnership with Angola will extend this submarine cable access to an additional access point in the United States and will also have direct access to the AngoNAP Tier III data center at Fortaleza, Brazil and the SACS landing station.

By expanding its current international submarine cable connections in APAC and LATAM, Flexential’s international connection to the markets of Africa via a simple fiber optic cross-connection represents a significant advantage for its customers. Flexential customers, many of whom have a significant presence in the region, will benefit from low-latency express connections not only since Fort Lauderdale, but in all forty Flexential data centers via the company’s nationwide FlexAnywhere™ platform. Acting as the termination point for Flexential’s submarine cable connections, FlexAnywhere provides the backbone and flexibility to move data seamlessly between applications and users so customers looking to reach the African continent can do so without any geographical limitation.

“Our partnership with Flexential will strengthen interconnection options across the south and West Africa“, said Ângelo Gama, CEO of Angola Cables. Gama says this high-capacity connectivity is well suited to serve multiple industries, from oil and gas to scientific and academic research. “Connecting to Flexential’s vast network of data centers in the United States will benefit our customers in Africa by not only extending their presence and exposure to the very active American market, but by opening up new opportunities for companies in Africa to establish direct links with parent companies, subsidiaries, business partners and suppliers throughout the United States”

“Given the significant presence we are already seeing with customers including over-the-top (OTT) providers, hyperscalers and Fortune 500 companies in the African region, we are excited to bring these organizations a new level of international capability and connectivity via new cross-connect options,” said Tim Parker, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy, Flexential. “The extension of the MONET cable in Fort Lauderdale is a significant step forward for international connectivity.”

For more information on Flexential’s submarine cable options, please visit: www.flexential.com/flexanywhere.

About Flexential
Flexential empowers the IT journey for the nation’s most complex enterprises by delivering flexible and customized hybrid IT solutions including colocation, cloud, connectivity, data protection, managed and business services. The company relies on a platform of three million square feet of data center space in 19 highly connected markets and its 100 GB private backbone to meet the most rigorous challenges in security, compliance and resilience. Learn how Flexential goes beyond the four walls of the data center to empower IT with an interactive map available at www.flexential.com.

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About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is an international provider of ICT and digital solutions and network services and has been ranked as the most interconnected operator* on the African continent. Through our integrated IP networks and data centers, we provide broad, low-latency direct access connectivity to the world’s largest IXPs, Tier 1 carriers and content providers.
Through our own high-capacity SACS, Monet, WACS and third-party submarine cable networks, the company connects directly to more than 20 points of presence and Internet exchange points in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Angola Cables also operates two data centers, AngoNAP Fortaleza Tier III (Brazil) and the data center, AngoNAP Luanda (Angola), and manages PIX in Brazil and Angonix Angola – one of the largest Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Africa. Through our partners and resellers in selected markets, we offer advanced and secure connectivity solutions and services to a range of customers across multiple industries.
*The Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) 2022

For more information, visit the website: www.angolacables.com

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