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China Telecom Global picks Teraco Data Environments for interconnection hub

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China Telecom Africa and Middle East (CTMEA) has announced that it is establishing an interconnection network and telecoms hub at Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s first vendor-neutral data centre.

CTMEA, a subsidiary of China Telecom Global (CTG), has deployed its network nodes in Teraco’s data centres in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg since 2012, providing the interconnect hub with global internet resources into Africa.

Through the partnership, Teraco will pair is data centre services with CTG’s ICT solutions, meeting the increasing demands from companies going into Africa, particularly those from Asia-Pacific. Teraco has Tier III+ data centres in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg with facilities for multi-national companies to co-locate their servers.

“Our customers in China and Asia-Pacific region will now find it even more convenient to subscribe to a reliable, trusted and high-quality co-location and connectivity services from Teraco and China Telecom Global,” said Changhai Liu, managing director of CTMEA. “Our cooperation immediately builds higher confidence among our customers, so they can focus on their business operations and leave their hosting, colocation and inter-connection requirements to us. We have long been focusing on the Africa market and this closer co-operation with Teraco further enhances our competitiveness in the Middle East and Africa with a strong and like-minded partner in southern Africa we can rely on.” 

In addition, Teraco says it offers its clients resilient data centre facilities and the lowest latency interconnection points to cloud and content. Its data centres offer a secure, guaranteed 99.999% uptime environment, all of which is underpinned by direct access to Africa’s largest Internet exchange, NAPAfrica.

“Teraco has been investing to expand our data centre facilities with additional capacity and floor space to meet increasing demands from enterprises and from the surge in cloud computing uptake, said Jan Hnizdo, director at Teraco (pictured). “Our relationship with China Telecom Global opens up African opportunities for Chinese content and applications, which means a growing network and higher communications traffic in the African region to the East. A digital transformation is happening across the sub-Saharan Africa region; with this development clients are able to leverage the most advanced, cost-effective data centre and ICT solutions from both companies.”

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