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Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, has introduced a Cloud Service to the African market. The development is in response to increasing demand from companies that operate across the continent.

The Cloud service platform is targeted at organizations that are looking to innovate, improve their digital tools and capabilities, as well as minimize software licensing and any other additional costs.

“The Angola Cables Cloud Service offering is a very robust, yet flexible platform that offers on-demand hardware and software resources, accelerated processing and cloud allocated storage that can be accessed anywhere in the world – even by mobile phone,” Chief Executive Officer of Angola Cables, António Nunes said.

According to Nunes, access to Cloud services has numerous benefits for corporations and other parties that need scale and efficiency for their businesses. Generally, Cloud services are aimed at tackling the challenges that companies face, delivering a different strategy that will improve business efficiencies and improve productivity. They also help to reduce high costs and complexities that come with the purchase and maintenance of IT infrastructure and hardware. 

A research conducted by World Wide Worx, Cloud Africa 2018, shows that Africa’s demand for Cloud services is growing at an unprecedented rate. However, some regions in the continent are not able to fully take advantage of the service due to a slow internet connection and lack of internet access. Despite this, uptake in companies using Cloud services has more than doubled since 2013.

“Given Africa’s high number of mobile subscribers, Cloud-based applications offer the opportunity to adopt and embrace evolving digital technologies that can advance economic development and cultural change,” Nunes explained further. “We are already seeing a steady increase in investments being made by governments, banking and financial institutions and other businesses on the continent in using the Cloud to deliver more secure, user-friendly applications and services to their customers.”

The new Angola Cables Cloud Service is available through the AngoNAP data centers in Luanda and AngoNAP Fortaleza Tier III in Brazil, with direct linkages to the low latency South Atlantics (SACS) and Monet cable systems within safe, scalable, co-location environments. 

Moreover, the company’s flexible infrastructure and the ultra-low latency routings available across its subsea cable network puts it in an ideal position to support organizations with their cloud migration and the digital transformation of their enterprises.

“Our current infrastructure is ideal for a wide range of customers from large multinationals to OTT content providers, backhaul providers, ISP’s and high data volume users that share data across the continents of Africa and South America and the rest of the world,” the Chief Executive added.

Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications company operating in the wholesale market. The company, which is a subsidiary of the state-owned Angola Telecoms, sells international transmission capacity through submarine fiber optic cables and IP Transit.

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