Speaker

 

António Nunes
António
Nunes
CEO
Angola Cables

António Nunes is the CEO of Angola Cables, a position he has held since the company was established in 2009.

An electrical engineer by profession, Nunes has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry.

Nunes studied at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany and previously worked for UNITEL, the largest mobile phone operator in Angola. During his tenure with UNITEL he coordinated the development of access (2G and 3G), core (monolithic and softswitch) and transmission networks (microwave and fibre optics), as well as the associated infrastructure.

During this time he played a pivotal role in the development of value-added services for UNITEL.

As CEO of Angola Cables, Nunes has been responsible for positioning the company as leading player in the international telecom wholesale market. Under his leadership the company has engaged in several successful projects to date.

These include the commissioning of two submarine fibre optic cables, Monet and SACS and the upgrade Angola Cables’ Tier III Data Centre in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Monet, has been in operation since the end of 2017 connecting Santos, in São Paulo to Fortaleza, Brazil to Boca Raton in the United States.

The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) was successfully commissioned in September 2018 and is now in operation. Linking Fortaleza, Brazil with Luanda, Angola the SACS cable is the first and fastest link between Africa and the Americas with the lowest latency and provides a more direct routing for internet traffic in the Southern Hemisphere.

The upgrading of Angola Cable’s Tier III Data Centre in Praia do Futuro on the Ceará coast of Brazil, is due to be completed in April this year and incorporates the SACS and Monet submarine cable landing stations.

Nunes has also been instrumental in securing Angola Cables’ membership of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and was most recently nominated to the Data Economy: Power 200 List of Most Influential Leaders in the Data Economy.