NewTelco SA, Telecom Namibia in POP deal


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NewTelco SA, Telecom Namibia in POP deal

Telecom Namibia has entered into a partnership with NewTelco South Africa, represented by Jasco Co-location Solutions, to deliver four international Points of Presence (PoPs) connected into the WACS undersea cable, which became active in May 2012.

These PoPs, located in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London, will be designed, procured and built by NewTelco SA for exclusive use by Telecom Namibia. As part of the partnership agreement, Telecom Namibia will also be making use of NewTelco’s existing infrastructure until dedicated infrastructure is built. A number of global carriers are already connected into the service.

After South Africa, Namibia is only the second country to extend the reach of their network into Europe on the WACS cable. The partnership between Telecom Namibia and NewTelco SA is a pioneering step in connecting Africa to the world, removing the reliance of many African telecoms operators on third parties to connect internationally and driving down the cost of communications for the continent.

For Telecom Namibia this partnership enables cheaper, more direct interconnections with other telecoms providers throughout the world, without the need to route through third parties in South Africa. This in turn means they are able to offer higher speeds of connectivity at lower prices, and also better customer service. They are able to manage their own networks and make broadband connectivity more accessible to the Namibian public, helping them to bridge the digital divide and allowing the country to compete on a global stage.

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