More Africa NewsAngola Cables, Africa’s lone representative on CAIDA ranking

February 2, 2022by myles0

Mutational ICT and connectivity solutions provider Angola Cables has been included in a global Autonomous Systems (AS) rankings released by US-based Centre for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA).

According to Angola Cables, it is the only African network operator to feature on the Top 100 CAIDA global rankings, and secured 33rd position.

In a statement released to the media, the telecommunications firm explained that the ranking systems evaluates and ranks the number of interconnections that can route Internet traffic through a specific network or network ID (ASN Number).

Ângelo Gama, CEO of Angola Cables said that the CAIDA ranking is an important yardstick that gives insights into the size and level of interconnectivity when routing internet traffic around Africa and to other continents across the world.

“As a global network service provider based in Africa, we have built a robust and efficient network that gives customers secure, low latency connectivity across the world from the USA to South America, Europe and Asia – through our resilient subsea cable network and 3rd party partnerships. In addition to this, we have more than twenty Points of Presence (PoPs) in twenty countries and over 200 international peering agreements currently in place,” he added.

Of the first 100 global network entities monitored by CAIDA: 28 are North American; 36 European; 19 Latin American, 12 Asian, 3 from Oceania, with the African continent being solely represented by Angola Cables.

Autonomous Systems were introduced to regulate networking organisations such as Internet Service Providers (ISP), educational institutions and government agencies and also serve a more practical purpose of routing packets of information between different networks or ASN assigned entities using Border Gateway Protocols (BGPs) to route digital data and content.

“The latest CAIDA rankings reflect the efforts of a dedicated team of individuals and business partners that are focused on delivering effective connectivity solutions and services that can interconnect more businesses, content providers and ISPs in Africa to the rest of the world,” concluded Gama.

Strategic partnership with CVTelecom

In December 2021, Angola Cables entered into a joint cooperation agreement with CVTelecom (Cape Verde Telecom) to expand connectivity and network capabilities.

ITWeb reported that The SACS, WACS, MONET and EllaLink subsea cables will be part of the strategic plan to offer multiple connectivity and redundancy routing options for ISPs, enterprises and content providers looking to route Internet traffic between Africa, Europe and the Americas at low latencies on these express routes.

Source: IT Web Africa

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