- Since 2009, TelCable has aided Nigeria in becoming the digital titan it represents today.
- Cloud2Africa’s solution will provide businesses with a high-performance cloud environment at reduced costs.
- Over 70% of Nigerian government agencies host their information abroad.
Africa’s digital transformation is quickly progressing as multiple local startups have continued redefining technology. As more businesses transition to a more digital platform, the demand for better infrastructure grows.
As a result, many companies have undertaken more responsibilities like security, storage, and netter network configuration. TelCables Nigeria is among the few African-based startups focused on providing businesses with the necessary infrastructure.
In recent news, the organization has launched Cloud2Africa, a new feature guaranteed to propel the adoption of cloud computing in West Africa.
TelCables Nigeria feature propelling Cloud Computing
As the digital world continues to grow, many businesses face additional issues. The continent today is undergoing one of the fastest digital transformations. Africa may pioneer one of the industrial revolutions for the first time due to its rapid adoption rate of new technology.
With increased businesses and startups diving into the digital world, storage and security increases. If not addressed, such an increase would prove fatal for any organization. Due to this rising concern, cloud computing has become famous for organizations and individual clients.
TelCables Nigeria, a leading telecommunications provider, is among the few organizations that have provided businesses with the means to integrate new technology into their business models. Since 2009, the organization has aided Nigeria in becoming the digital titan it represents today.
High performance cloud environment
After the COVID pandemic, it became clear that Africa has stepped into the digital world as the continent’s e-commerce proved lucrative. Thus, TelCables Nigeria embarked on a journey to provide the necessary infrastructure many businesses would eventually require.
In recent news, TelCables Nigeria, also a subsidiary of Angola Cables, announced the launch of a new cloud computing service focused on aiding African businesses, Cloud2Africa solution.
According to the announcements, Cloud2Africa’s solution will provide businesses with a high-performance cloud environment at reduced costs. Since Angola Cables is the parent corporation of TelCables Nigeria. It has access to over 300 nodes worldwide, providing seamless connectivity.
In addition, it also has access to the Angola Cables submarine network, a significant milestone for cloud computing and Africa’s digital transformation. Fernando Fernandes, TelCables Nigeria Country Manager, said, “This exciting launch underscores TelCables Nigeria’s and Angola Cables’ commitment to revolutionizing cloud services in Africa and empowering businesses to thrive in an increasingly digital world. With Clouds2Africa, the future of cloud computing is here. Startups can benefit from an automatic ‘Virtual Machines on the Cloud’ purchase solution, allowing them to grow and scale easily. Additionally, medium and large enterprises can leverage cloud backup and secure virtualization solutions tailored to their needs, ensuring data protection and business continuity.”
Redefining Africa’s cloud computing services
According to researchers, Africa’s cloud computing market has a current penetration rate of about 15 per cent. In the past decade, many local startups, international organizations, and governments have collaborated to establish undersea cables connecting the continent to high internet speeds and cloud computing services. Among these figures, Africa’s titans, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and Nigeria, have dominated the market, with the latter leading the frontier.
Currently, over 70 per cent of Nigerian government agencies host their information abroad. Cloud computing has proven helpful and secure and presents a low storage cost for most organizations. These factors have trumpet concerns around data, security, and availability. In 2021, the global cloud infrastructure service revenue was $180 billion.
Nigeria, for starters, has pioneered Africa’s tech hub title and is among the top adopters of new technology. For instance, Nigeria has the highest number of fintech startups, and its government was the first in Africa to install a CBDC system. These factors are but a glimpse of its potential. Thus, to ensure its functionality is at peak performance, many have opted to cloud storage to mitigate several drawbacks.
According to TelCables, Cloud2Africa will offer a high-performance cloud environment without high cost. Its developers have expanded its services beyond Nigerian borders, and now, any user within Africa can access their functionalities.
Aside from accessing Angola Cable’s submarine network, Cloud2Africa also has access to WACS, SACS, Monet, Equiano, and Djoliba Network for West Africa. With these services backing its primary platform, it offers robust and reliable connectivity across Africa.
Furthermore, it provides services and solutions accessible to individual users, SMMEs, local startups, and veteran organizations, regardless of geographical location. In addition, it also features high availability across multiple zones and SOC2 compatibility. It also contains backup storage features, mirroring and snapshot functions, disaster Recovery systems, and business continuity features.
Preparations for change
Africa’s digital transformation is inevitable, and many governments have taken the necessary steps to ensure they take advantage of it. According to the Africa Data Centres Association, data hosting capacity on the continents doubled to 200MW between 2016 and 2019.
In June 2021, Senegal commissioned a new national data center to store all official data. Huawei, a Chinese telecom giant, has also embarked on several projects around Africa to improve its internet connectivity. Kenya also commissioned the construction of the IX Africa Data Centre, which will provide up to 42.5MW DC for the country.
Angola Cables and TelCables Nigeria have partnered to expand the continent’s digital transformation. Through Cloud2Africa, many startups will have access to affordable infrastructure, opening their doors to broader markets and possibilities.