By Max Smolaks, Data Center Dynamics
August 23, 2017
Submarine cable operator Angola Cables has launched a remote peering service at France-IX Marseille, which serves as a preferred peering location for companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Seacom and WIOCC.
The service will improve connectivity between customers at France-IX and those peering at Angola Cables’ own IXP, Angonix, located in Luanda, capital of Angola.
The announcement was made at the 8th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire.
The new peering service at France-IX will reduce latency and costs for global and national carrier networks, CDNs and cloud providers looking to establish themselves in sub-Saharan Africa. It will also reduce international IP-transit costs for local ISPs and network operators.
“At Angola Cables, our infrastructure and connectivity network play a vital role in the development of successful local companies and businesses, helping to facilitate progress and development in communities where our customers and partners operate such as Angola, South Africa, Portugal, DCR, Congo and Cameroon,” said Darwin Costa, product manager at Angola Cables.