By Narayan Ammachchi, Nearshore Americas
June 12, 2017
Angola Cables is gearing up to establish a data center in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza as part of its construction of a sub-sea cable system connecting Africa with Latin America and the United States.
Slated to be ready in the middle of 2018, the cable system will offer the first direct, high-capacity southern transatlantic connection. Similar facilities will be built in Luanda, Angola, and Miami.
The African firm has stated in a press release that it had secured US$130 million from Banco de Desenvolvimento de Angola (Angola Development Bank) to build the Brazilian data center.
Part of this money will also be used to build landing stations for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet submarine cables.