Angola Cables is to build a new data center in Fortaleza, Brazil.

As reported by BNAmericas and other local outlets, the company aims to invest up to 400 million reais ($80m) building a second data center in the Ceará state capital.

– AngoNAP, data center da Angola Cables em Fortaleza (CE)

Works on the new site, which will be adjacent to the company's existing data center and span 960 sqm (10,335 sq ft), are expected to begin in the second half of this year and finish in 2025.

“We decided to make Ceará our hub in the Americas. We really think that we have managed to bring together an ecosystem here, both in terms of technology and in terms of interest from the big international players, and also for the telecommunications and information technology market,” said Angola Cables CEO Ângelo Gama.

Angola Cables was formed in 2009 and is owned by several national telecommunication companies including Angola Telecom (51 percent stake) and Unitel (31 percent). The company operates a cable landing station and a 400-rack AngoNAP facility in Luanda, Angola.

It is one of the owners of the Google-backed Monet cable, which went live in 2018. It also owns the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) connecting South America and Africa, and is also part of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) consortium.

Work on its existing Fortaleza data center began in 2017, with the site going live in 2019. The facility spans around 2,100 sqm (22,600 sq ft); a 2022 expansion was set to increase the site’s capacity to about 500 racks, while taking total installed power capacity to 5MW.