Angola Cables and Akamai Join Efforts in West Africa
Telecommunication firm joins Akamai Network Accelerated Partner Program to improve online experience in the region
December 12, 2014 --
LUANDA, Angola, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Angola Cables continues to improve the African Internet experience by announcing that it has joined Akamai Network Accelerated Partner Program. The network partnership with Akamai Technologies, a leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, will enable Angola Cables to deploy an Akamai cluster within its Data Centre facility 'AngoNap' improving regional connectivity across the vast western coastline of West Africa to operators and ISP alike.
The node will add CDN capacity to Angola Cables' network and enable them to accelerate performance for Akamaized content such as HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, software updates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providers. African end-users will in turn enjoy lower latency, faster speeds and more reliable service when accessing popular Web services and content from around the world.
"The partnership with Angola Cables allows us to extend the Akamai Intelligent Platform even deeper in the continent and encourage interconnections between operators in the region. The relationship is intended to help improve the Quality of Experience for end users when accessing our customers' content and aid in lowering the overall cost of Internet access in the region," said Martin Hannigan, Director of Network Architecture at Akamai Technologies.
"Angola Cables is committed to making Angola the main hub for connectivity among West African countries and is willing to continue developing new strategic partnerships and expand its network and IP Transit offerings, in order to help our operators and service provider's customers to differentiate themselves in today's competitive and highly-evolving African marketplace," concludes Mr. Antonio Nunes, Angola Cables.
About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is a telecommunications company under Angolan law, formed in 2009 by the five major telecom operators in Angola. We aim for the "wholesale" market (bulk selling), and our core business is the commercialization of capacity in international voice and data circuits over fiber submarine cables.
We are responsible for the management and development of WACS in Angola and we provide the international transmission telecommunications to all operators in order to increase the interconnection between Angola and the world.
APTelecom is a leading telecom and fiberconsulting company specializing in emerging markets. APTelecom combines superior customer service, cost-competitive telecom products, and deep
experience across a wide range of sectors in the submarine cable and fiber industry to help clients achieve intelligent, sustainable growth. Among the company's core offerings are submarine cable pre-sales, established system sales, due diligence telecom consulting, cloud-based solutions and security, and strategic fiber consulting services.
APTelecom has been named the "Sales Team of the Year" by the Customer Sales and Service Awards, and also captured the "Fastest Growing Companies" Best in Biz EMEA Silver Award. The company has been sought after for commentary on emerging market trends and been featured in dozens of media outlets, including TechTalk, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business Network, Reuters,
Yahoo News, Fierce Telecom, SubTel Forum, and Commsday International, among others.
APTelecom is a member of TRACE International, and is FCPA compliant and certified.
North 6th Agency, Inc.
On Behalf of APTelecom, Global Sales Manager for Angola Cables and Facilitator of Akamai Deal
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SOURCE Angola Cables; APTelecom
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