South Africa's Cool Ideas signs collocation deal with Angola Cables for Fortaleza data centre
17 May 2019
South African based ISP Cool Ideas has signed an agreement with Angola Cables to take up colocation services at its newly inaugurated data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil. Cool Ideas was established in 2011 and offers home and business fibre services. It has been making use of capacity on the SACS trans-Atlantic cable between Africa and Latin America to offer customers a connection to hubs in Fortaleza and Miami.
Connection speeds between these IP nodes have been significantly upgraded with the introduction of SACS, with latency being improved by up to 60 percent over existing internet traffic cable routings. Latency from Fortaleza to Luanda has been reduced from 350 ms to 63 ms and connections between Miami and Cape Town almost halved from 338 ms to 163 ms.
Andre Jooste, director and founder of Cool Ideas, said that SACS opens a gateway to the west and is facilitating the transmission of data between IP networks and content providers in the US and Latin American geographies, giving customers better access and increased choice when it comes to applications such as VoD, live streaming and VoIP services.