Expresso Telecom picks Djibouti Data Center as strategic hub
The Espresso Telecom Group (ETG) has selected Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as a strategic hub and peering point.
The Tier 3 carrier-neutral data centre in east Africa said that ETG will use it for regional connectivity across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.
ETG, an African mobile network operator, offers a wide range of mobile voice and data solutions, as well as supporting extensive wholesale and carrier relations.
As part of the Sudatel Telecom Group (STG), Expresso Telecom currently operates network and serves customers in Senegal, Sudan, Mauritania, Guinea and other territories in Africa and the Middle East.
The DDC will provide a bridge between Expresso Telecom and Sudatel’s west and east African operations to enable seamless connectivity for pan-African and Middle East expansion plans.
“Our new point of presence in the DDC is a significant element in our pan-African network development plan,” said JP Bagiire, director of wholesale and carrier relations at ETG. “Expresso is dedicated to innovation and improving the quality of services we provide to our customers, including our group operating companies.”
He added: “The cooperation with the DDC is a key component in our network and wholesale footprint expansion, which is part of our ongoing service commitment to our customers to provide market leading international and regional network access and connectivity in the African and Middle East regions.”
DDC’s CEO, Anthony Voscarides, said: “The carrier-neutral DDC and Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX) are uniquely positioned directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing stations, and offer a combined capability to provide collocation, international fibre cable access, cable head cross connect and backhaul services, along with open access to Internet peering partners.”
He added: “We are very pleased to have Expresso Telecom join the DDC and DjIX ecosystem in order to optimise network coverage in Africa and the Middle East, and to further enable the development and introduction of new services.”
He said that this will help Expresso reduce network latency, improve network resilience, and better serve customers and its rapidly growing end-user communities across the region.