CAMTEL, Angola Cables Partner to Connect Cross-Border Networks


Global provider of network services, and digital solutions, Angola Cables is partnering with Cameroon’s incumbent telecommunications operator, Camtel to expand digital and connectivity services in Cameroon and the West Africa region.

The agreement follows an intent by both parties to develop business opportunities in West Africa and the Atlantic region to boost redundancy, network resilience and the quality of services (QoS) both nationally and internationally.

Taking advantage of the extensive subsea cable connections of SACS, WACS, and Monet within the robust backhaul network of Angola Cables – and the added connectivity provided by Camtel on the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL), businesses and enterprises will have extended capacity options with a better traffic access to West Africa local and regional networks through Angola Cables and Camtel’s Points of Presence (PoPs).


“The partnership once the necessary due diligence has been completed, could transform internet connectivity and data transmission in West Africa,” so says Fernando Fernandes, Country Manager of TelCables Nigeria, a subsidiary of Angola Cables.

CAMTEL CEO, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi said, “Our strategic intent is to build on the robust backhaul connectivity of the Angola Cables network, and the existing interconnections we have in place with other submarine cables connecting the region and the world, to provide flexible and secure value added services for our clients and businesses.”

The agreement signifies an important step in advancing telecoms and digital connectivity in Africa. “For users, it will help to secure connectivity, trade, boost economies and help expand as well as grow businesses across the region,” concluded Fernandes.

Angola Cables is an internationally established ICT and digital solutions and network services provider, and has been ranked as the most interconnected operator on the African continent. Through its integrated IP networks, and data centres, we provide extensive, low-latency, direct access connectivity to the largest IXPs, Tier 1 operators, and global content providers.

Through our owned, high-capacity SACS, Monet, WACS, and third-party submarine cable networks, the company directly connects to more than 20 Points of Presence, and Internet Exchange Points in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Angola Cables also operates two data centres, AngoNAP Fortaleza Tier III (Brazil), and the data centre, AngoNAP Luanda (Angola). The company also manages PIX in Brazil and Angonix Angola – one of the largest Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Africa.

Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL), created in 1998, is the fully owned state telecom operator, and national lead provider of Carrier, Fixed, and Mobile broadband including ICT & digital solutions. Its 25 years of existence is garnered with a fleet of competitive, and tailored telecom services implemented by a host of experienced professionals from varied fields.

CAMTEL owns, and operates resilient networks including: a robust national backbone fiber connectivity with the CEMAC region including Nigeria, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea through its multiple submarine cables (SAIL, WACS, SAT3 and NCSCS) landing at 03 stations with Gateways, a Tier III designed Data Centre in Yaounde – Zamengoe, and 03 Satellite ground stations. CAMTEL is also at the heart of the West to East Africa initiative – WE-Africa-NA – a high-speed digital corridor connecting the Gulf of Guinea to the Horn of Africa.