South Africa’s LinkAfrica connecting to NewTelco data centre in Midrand

07 December 2016 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


German-owned South African data centre operator NewTelco is to use LinkAfrica’s carrier-neutral fibre network in the Midrand region.

LinkAfrica will terminate its fibre-connected residential and business customers at NewTelco’s data centre.

Eckart Zollner, head of new business development at NewTelco, told South African media: “We are excited to be a part of LinkAfrica’s expanding network as a breakout point for any LinkAfrica fibre client in Midrand.”

LinkAfrica’s Andre Hoffmann, manager for special projects at the company, told ITWeb: “The data centre offers all the benefits we look for in a data centre – good security, excellent cable management and maintenance standards, great uptime and availability, and peace of mind when it comes to power supply – an especially key point in a country not well known for its reliable electricity delivery.”

LinkAfrica has already started its fibre rollout and a number of customers are already connected to the data centre.

Frankfurt-based NewTelco has a number of European data centres as well as its business in South Africa.