04 September 2017
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CMC Networks to look for business opportunities at Capacity Africa event
Can you give us a brief idea about your organisation
and its recent activities?
CMC has been providing services for over 28 years, serving
the data communication needs of wholesale carriers and
government clients across the globe.
Our main business is Africa & Middle East. CMC owns in
excess of 70 POPS in Africa and 19 in the Middle East
which are integrated into other wholesale carrier partner
networks in order to deliver a global wholesale footprint to
the carrier community .
This insures a cost-effective, scalable and resilient
network that is committed to the wholesale environment and
their respective clients.
In recent activity, we opened a USA office to focus on the
USA carrier base requiring services into Africa.
What have been CMC’s highlights and
developments so far in 2017?
In February we announced that the Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset
manager, had acquired a majority shareholding of
In May our CEO Martin Springer talked about this on JSA TV
live from ITW 2017 in Chicago.
And CMC launched its new portfolio of internet products,
designed to be sold to the carrier market as a geo-diverse link
to the primary MPLS or Layer 2 P2P.
What are the major trends in the wholesale market
and how is CMC planning to capitalise on those?
The market has undergone considerable changes since the
landing of four fibre international submarine cables in recent
years. The dramatic increase in international bandwidth not
only ended Africa’s dependence on limited and
expensive satellite bandwidth, but the fall in the cost of data
access ensured that services have been made affordable for a
large section of the population.
This in turn has opened up Africa but it has become a very
price-sensitive market due to this additional choice.
What do you hope to achieve out of your attendance
at the Capacity events?
We aim to look for business opportunities in Africa and new
suppliers and catch up with our existing client base.