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New 600-km high-speed fiber-optic link Launched in SADC

by Clement McErnest
New 600-km high-speed fiber-optic link Launched in SADC

During the high-speed fiber-optic link launch in SADC, according to ITA Managing Director Francisco Pinto Leite, fiber-optic connectivity is vital for enterprises in the SADC area. The 600-kilometer link between Luanda and Noqui will also provide internet connectivity to municipalities along the way, including Nzeto, Tomboco, and Mbanza Congo in the province of Zaire. The ITA/Paratus mission is to use fiber to connect Angola to the rest of the region, and this project is part of that ambition.

The establishment of a high-speed fiber-optic link between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that runs through Noqui (Angola) and Matadi (DRC) has been announced by Internet Technologies Angola (ITA) (DRC).

With a capacity of up to 200 gigabits per second, the 600-kilometer link between Luanda and Noqui would also provide internet connectivity to municipalities along the way, including Nzeto, Tomboco, and Mbanza Congo in Zaire’s province.

This is the first of many that ITA and Paratus Group will construct in the SADC region.

The Noqui fiber will benefit the Democratic Republic of Congo by providing internet connectivity in Kinshasa, which has a population of almost 17 million people.

The ITA/Paratus mission is to employ fiber to connect Angola to the rest of the region and to accomplish the group’s strategic goal of making Angola a traffic hub within the SADC.

ITA Managing Director Francisco Pinto Leite adds, “Fiber-optic connectivity is vital for enterprises in the SADC area.” “Fiber gives exceptional speed and low latency by providing a high-quality link to the corporate community.

Another key benefit is cost since fiber costs around 70% less than a comparable satellite link with identical bandwidth and speeds.”

The advantages of high-speed inter-continental fiber links are implied when considering how an Angolan hub inside the SADC can assist in unlocking massive commercial prospects in the region. Rolf Mendelsohn, CTO of Paratus Group and ITA CEO, states, “Our investment in Angola and across the SADC region is helping to open significant business opportunities.”

Infrastructure investment is helping us accomplish our objective, which includes delivering Africa’s finest network. This fiber link, which will be followed by additional between Angola and neighboring countries, highlights how we are thinking big and enabling our corporate, multinational, and international customers to think large as well, now that they can connect faster, more reliably, and at a cheaper cost.”

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Takeaway to the high-speed fiber-optic link

We now realize that the 600-kilometer link between Luanda and Noqui will also provide internet connectivity to municipalities along the way, including Nzeto, Tomboco, and Mbanza Congo in the province of Zaire. The ITA/Paratus mission is to use fiber to connect Angola to the rest of the region. This is the first of many that ITA and Paratus Group will construct in the SADC region.

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