Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI), a leading system development and advisory firm for telecommunications network solutions, today announced that the installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) is complete. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The Provisional Acceptance certificate was signed today at a ceremony in Luanda by Angola Cables CEO, António Nunes and NEC Corporation Project Manager, Hiroshi Kawakami.
The commercialization of the cable is ‘more than just a game-changer’ when it comes to data connectivity and services between the two continents, said Nunes. It is estimated that direct communications between Africa and the Americas will generate multiple advantages worldwide for Internet Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and Over the Top Content Providers making use of these connections. The new routing will dynamically change the internet traffic patterns within the Southern Hemisphere and combined with Angola Cables existing cable systems Monet & West Africa Cable System (WACS), will dramatically alter global digital traffic routing options.
OSI has worked closely with Angola Cables in a strategic role assisting the executive team in developing global network strategy, network funding, project structure and partnering options for this critical network. OSI team members led design of the network architecture, technology assessments, and negotiations of all vendor and supplier agreements. Entering the implementation phase in mid 2014, OSI project managed the network construction and installation aspects for the project through to completion.
About Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI)
OSI is a leading system development and advisory firm for telecommunications network solutions. OSI provides turnkey network development services for subsea fiber optic networks, ranging from commercial and economic feasibility analysis, to the planning, design, implementation and operations of their end-to-end components. OSI has completed over 200 subsea network projects across the Telecom, Oil & Gas and Scientific industries, in all regions of the world. For more information, please visit OceanSpecialists.com.
About Angola Cables
Angola Cables is an international wholesale carrier, based in Angola and Brazil that operates submarine cable systems and data centers. The company goal is to transform Angola into one of the telecommunication hubs in Africa. Angola Cables is also the operator of the AngoNIX (Angolan-IXP) and is supporting the national operators to develop the Internet in Angola. For more information, visit Angola Cables at AngolaCables.co.ao.