Angola Recently Deploys SACS Cable to Reduce Internet Interruptions

In an effort to minimize the frequency of major internet outages around the continent brought on by underwater cable breaks, Angola and other African nations have routed international data and traffic to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) cable.

Angola Recently Deploys SACS Cable to Reduce Internet Interruptions
Angola Recently Deploys SACS Cable to Reduce Internet Interruptions

SACS Cable is Set to Reduce Significant Internet Outages Across Angola 

Angola Cables notified the public yesterday that, although the cause of the reported cable breaks off the West African Ivory Coast is still unknown, the company is attempting to lessen the harm to Angola and other nations by rerouting traffic.

Angola Telecom (51%), Unitel (31%), MSTelcom (9%), Movicel (6%), and Startel (3%), five Angolan carriers, jointly own and operate the SACS as Angola Cables, a wholesale network operator.

The cable system is the first undersea cable system in history to cross the South Atlantic and connects Angola directly to Brazil, and from there to the United States and Europe.

Angola Cables Revealed the Deployment Yesterday

Angola Cables revealed the deployment of SACS in a statement yesterday, assuring readers that it “offers network backup and restoration solutions through cables that have not been affected by the faults of the Ivory Coast.”

“In order to stabilize global connectivity and make sure that we can assist and assure the reliability of services for African network operators and organizations that need them, our technical team is now tirelessly working with industry partners.”

Cable Breakage Impact on Countries

There was an internet disruption yesterday due to reports that four cables in shallow waters near the Ivory Coast had been damaged. Due to cable breakages, the disruptions had an impact on countries in Southern, Eastern, and West Africa.

This made the connection issues that the continent was already facing even worse. Three underwater cables that were cut last week off the east coast of Africa are difficult to fix given the political climate in the region.



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