TelCables Boosts Network for Faster, More Scalable African Connectivity

TelCables upgrades network to handle data surge, offering improved services for businesses.

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TelCables Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Angola Cables, a global ICT solutions and services provider has upgraded its backbone network infrastructure to accommodate the rapidly growing data traffic across its network and to provide faster, more secure connectivity.

Mahen Naidu, Head of Business Solutions at TelCables South Africa said that the improvements to the network will give local internet service providers, content delivery networks as well as African and international operators increased flexibility, scalability, and capacity to better manage their individual needs and requirements in terms of IP connectivity and services.

We have experienced double-digit growth in traffic over our network in recent months and have increased our bandwidth from 500 Gbps to 800 Gbps to provide more seamless connectivity and improved performance to meet the growing demand from business to better manage their SD-WAN, Cloud and data traffic requirements.

To make sure that we are also in a position to provide high-quality and high-performance business connectivity solutions to the South African and African market, we have also opened two new Points of Presence (PoP) at NTT Parklands and at Xneelo Samrand in Johannesburg.  This is on the back of the recently established Durban PoP, located at the Teraco Riverhorse DB1 facilty.

Mahen Naidu, Head of Business Solutions, TelCables South Africa

Overall, the upgraded network will now give customers 100GE capabilities when routing via Teraco JB1, Teraco CT1 and Teraco DB1.  

The real benefit of this is that network providers and other operators will be able to further expand their networks, increase their customer base and reconfigure traffic flows as and when required without disrupting network traffic or incurring multiple cross-connect fees.

TelCables, which is powered by the robust Angola Cables global subsea network, is able to provide customers with better routing options to markets in Latin America, the USA and Europe. We have also been able to assist customers that have been impacted by cable disruptions in the Red Sea with quick and efficient redundancy routing options – something which is important in terms of business connectivity and continuity. The upgrades will ensure that we can accommodate more traffic from both existing and new cables and offer better, more flexible options for the transit of IP traffic across the continent and to other parts of the world.

Mahen Naidu, Head of Business Solutions, TelCables South Africa

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