Since going into commercial operation just over a year ago, the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has provided a critical link between the continent of Africa and the Americas – and the most direct, low latency link for the exchange of data and high performing connection services.
"We welcome the opportunities that the investment by Angola Cables will deliver to Vodacom and its customers. Having access to this crucial infrastructure across the Atlantic will allow various business applications and services to function optimally across continents,” Guy Clarke, managing director for Vodacom Business International, said.
Owned by Angola Cables, SACS is the first trans-Atlantic cable linking Angola to Brazil and has been selected by Vodacom as a direct route for their Point of Presence (POP) in Miami. Vodacom announced earlier this week that the SACS cable system provides an optimal and more cost-effective route to its customers with a proven latency reduction of up to 40 per cent.
Angola Cables CEO António Nunes says this is a strong endorsement that their work to date has been well received by the market in terms of reliability and performance of the SACS network.
“The SACS cable has far-reaching capabilities for the transfer of data and has the capacity to share vast amounts of digital content between the two continents. This presents many potential opportunities for commercial enterprises seeking to expand their businesses and services into high demand markets such as the US and the developing countries of Latin America."