Multinational telecoms company, Angola Cables, has announced that, through their ultra-low latency submarine fibre cable routes, they will provide a new Live Gaming Portal in Angola. This will be open to all eSports and gaming communities in Africa, offering the lowest latency experience ever.
The introduction of the Gaming Portal marks Angola Cables’ fist incursion into the eSports arena, made possible through a partnership with eSport and gaming specialists, Qwatti eSports. The partnership has been concluded following the increasing demand from the youth population for premium (less lag) gaming experiences – not just at country level, but worldwide.
The new gaming portal will feature tournaments across multiple platforms, including consoles, mobile games and, of course, computers. Also, an interactive tool to facilitate expertise and knowledge-sharing within the gaming community which will virtually connect gaming enthusiasts and users from across the world.
“The gaming portal is a first step in connecting African gamers in the region with users in America, Europe, and Asia.” Crisóstomo Mbundu, Product Manager at Angola Cables said that the new SACS cable, with data centres at each end of the cable network, is capable of providing connections to events taking place in America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. “SACS offers a compelling service proposition for the global gamers and the eSport community; gaming producers and providers of streamed events seeking interactive experiences with low latencies.”
Angola Cables provides an extensive and reliable infrastructure to support gaming activities leveraging the capacity of SACS, Monet and WACS subsea cable systems. The company currently links Europe, Africa and the Americas, reaching Asia through partners’ routes.
“Given the combined, robust IP network and the several agreements we have in place with major CDNs and Points of Presence within major telco hubs, users will benefit from a greater online experience and lower latency while gaming,” notes Mbundu.
Guilherme Fraga, Product Management and Product Development Director at Qwatti said that the combination of the Angola Cables’ high-performance network with Qwatti’s international expertise in the global eSports market holds tremendous promise and potential.”
“The platform will also have a strong impact in empowering the Angolan gaming industry, narrowing the gap for users in the Southern Hemisphere and giving African gamers the opportunity to compete with very good pings worldwide.” concluded Mbundu.