APTelecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specializing in emerging markets, today announced that it has been engaged by Angola Cables to serve as overall International Sales Manager in the creation of a new submarine cable system SACS, joining Africa and South America. The cable will contain four fibre pairs, each capable of transmitting 100 wavelengths and initial speeds of 40 Gbps, with provision to upgrade to 100 Gbps as technologies are proven up. The SACS cable is planned to go live in 2014.
As part of the overall program management, APTelecom will provide Angola Cables with specialists in the various commercial aspects of system design, procurement and the sales strategy behind leveraging the capabilities and reach of their network.
The SACS is totally innovative and unique to the subsea cable industry as it provides unique secure low latency routing avoiding current bottleneck locations routing via Africa and Asia to the United States and Europe. This new route will provide the global carrier community, content players, and ultra-low latency sensitive customers security through a diverse route via the Southern Hemisphere.
“We are honored to be a part of such an important project in one of the world’s fastest-growing telecom markets and working within the SACS Cable team to bring their plans to fruition,” said John Hibbard, Board Member of APTelecom and President of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) (Emeritus). “We are pleased to play a major role in the development of this new connection of southern Africa to South America affording a roll-out of the applications needed to meet carriers’ voracious demands for bandwidth over the next decade.”
Both APTelecom and Angola Cables will be announcing updates in the coming weeks and months as their program gets underway.
ABOUT ANGOLA CABLES:
Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications operator of fiber optic telecommunication cables. The company was formed in 2009 and is owned by the major national telecommunication companies, namely Angola Telecom with 51% of the capital, Unitel with 31%, MSTelcom with 9%, Movicel with 6%, and Startel with 3%.
Led by CEO Antonio Nunes, Angola Cables is one of the biggest investors in the WACS submarine cable consortium. Angola Cables is also operating a data center in their POP in Luanda. For more information on Angola Cables, please stay tuned in the coming weeks as they launch their official website, www.Angolacables.co.ao.
APTelecom is a leading facilities-based telecom consulting company and service provider specializing in global connectivity, cloud solutions and emerging market advisory-based solutions. APTelecom combines superior quality, cost-competitive telecom products with strategic advisory and cloud solutions. APTelecom improves networks, facilitates growth, and manages change for its clients in the call center, BPO, and ISP space. Companies who seek to expand their global reach rely on APTelecom’s comprehensive expertise and knowledge of regulatory environments, as well as its ability to provide extremely high-quality products and solutions at low cost, helping businesses achieve intelligent, sustainable growth. APTelecom differentiates itself through quality, integrity, and innovation across their entire suite of products and services in Emerging Markets. For more information on APTelecom, please visit www.APTelecom.net.