Telkom expands City-to-City network services with points of presence at Teraco

Isando, Johannesburg: 25 October 2010 - Telkom Wholesale
has expanded the national network for its City-to-City International
Links (CCIL) service with two new Points-of-Presence (PoPs) at Teraco Data Environments.
One of the new PoPs will be located at Teraco Isando in Johannesburg
and the other at Teraco Rondebosch in Cape Town, complementing Telkom’s
own PoPs at the New Doornfontein exchange and Barrack Street.

Teraco’s data centres feature high-speed connections with security, fire
protection, and cooling and cable management according to N+ 1
resiliency. As South Africa’s first provider of vendor neutral data
centre facilities, all major local networks already converge at Teraco.
In early 2011, Teraco will open a second 500sqm data centre in Cape Town
and add a new 500sqm facility in Durban.

The City-to-City will enable Telkom Wholesale to offer its customers,
consisting of ECNS and ECS licensees, a secure, dedicated PoP-to-PoP
data connection with a constant throughput (bit rate) from any one of
the four South African points to a number of overseas locations. It will
also give Telkom a connectivity hub to further grow its offering.

Telkom’s CCIL clients will have access to transmission speeds ranging
from 2Mbit/s up to STM-16 on specific sub-marine cable systems. The use
of end-to-end optic fibre will ensure extremely low latency and
negligible service degradation.

Telkom will enable wholesale broadband connectivity services to all
Service Providers that have Point of Presence (POPs) in Teraco in the
form of STM-1 (opt) and GE (opt) physical interfaces with logical
services of scalable bandwidth as required. Connectivity can be provided
from Teraco sites to existing and future customer locations.

“The international connectivity options in South Africa are increasing
and it is great to see how Telkom manages to stay on top of constant
change,” says Lex van Wyk, managing director at Teraco.

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