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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:44 - Updated Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:44

Angola-Brazil submarine cable to be launched Wednesday

Luanda- The SACS submarine communication cable, to connect Africa and South America, is going to be launched this Wednesday from the Angolan coast in Sangano, Quissama municipality, Luanda, by the telecommunication multinational Angola Cables.

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Submarine cable center in Sangano (file)

Photo: Clemente Santos

The installation of the SACS in the Angolan coastline is a landmark event for the conclusion of this strategic project for Angola and it represents a turning point in the worldwide digital communication, especially for being the first direct connection to be established between the two continents, a faster route and with high capacity.

On the occasion, the Angola Cables CEO, António Nunes, said that when the network is concluded together with its infrastructures, there will be a change of paradigm in the sector, provided that the communications will be faster.

He added that through this new cable the access to contents available in America will be five times faster, a region that imposes itself as one of the largest aggregation and production center of digital services.

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%. Its director is António Nunes.[1] Angola Telecom is one of twelve companies composing the WACS consortium.

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