Workonline adds PoPs at Interxion Amsterdam and Frankfurt facilities

16 November 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Workonline Communications, a pan-African IP transit network, has deployed points of presence (PoPs) in Interxion’s Amsterdam and Frankfurt data centre campuses.

MikeHolland340pxThe expanded European presence enables Workonline Communications to interconnect with other global networks and Europe’s largest internet exchanges to deliver high-quality IP transit and connectivity services to the African market.

“Amsterdam and Frankfurt are two of Interxion’s most connected and carrier-dense campuses in Europe,” said Mike Hollands (pictured), director of market development and strategy at Interxion, the provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe.

“By expanding its presence to these locations, Workonline Communications strengthens its European edge to deliver highly-performant, reliable and secure services to meet the demands of the African market.”

With IP traffic in Africa set to grow six-fold, and Sub-Saharan Africa expected to have 500 million mobile users all by 2020, the market is experiencing unprecedented demand for content distribution between Europe and Africa. By deploying PoPs at Interxion’s campuses, Workonline Communications brings the African market closer to content networks with a European presence, for improved end-user experience. At the same time, Interxion customers can now access secure and reliable connectivity options provided by Workonline Communications for new and existing opportunities in Africa.

Edward Lawrence, director of business development at Workonline Communications, added: “At Workonline, we are committed to connecting Africa to the world and the world to Africa. With its strategically located, secure, reliable and highly connected facilities, we are certain that Interxion is the right partner to help us to do just that. We look forward to continuing to expand our relationship with Interxion in the near future.”