WIOCC extends its connectivity to new locations in South Africa

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WIOCC has extended its national hyperscale network in South Africa with 30 new points of presence (PoPs).

Part of a multi-billion Rand investment, the PoPs are along the country’s southern coastline, on a new 1,700km terrestrial link between Durban and Cape Town (see image). It will mean more affordable connectivity to coastal towns from Somerset West, Grabouw, Caledon and Swellendam in the Western Cape, through to Doonside, Kingsburgh and Isipingo in KwaZulu Natal.

Further, WIOCC’s policy of not imposing aggregation restrictions, will allow clients to serve multiple end-users over a single WIOCC connection.

WIOCC said: "This latest addition enables Internet Service Providers, mobile network operators, content providers and cloud operators to deliver their services more cost-effectively into a significant number of additional locations."

This capability has been integrated into WIOCC’s, 16Tbps-ready, Optical Transport Network (OTN)-enabled hyperscale national backbone network and its wholly owned metro networks. This flexible infrastructure is easily and quickly scalable, meaning clients benefit from rapid turn-up of capacity from 1Gbps up to multiples of 100Gbps.

Services available from WIOCC in South Africa include high-quality Carrier IP Transit (IPT), point-to-point national connectivity and high-performance Metro Connect, as well as open access colocation services in specific locations.