At the 10th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Mauritius (20-22 August 2019), WIOCC and privately-owned global communications service provider Epsilon will expand their partnership to rapidly deliver flexible, on-demand connectivity between Africa and the rest of the World.
By linking WIOCC’s unique pan-African terrestrial and international submarine cable network to Epsilon’s Infiny by Epsilon on-demand global connectivity platform, WIOCC can quickly take advantage of pre-configured connectivity between Africa and major global financial and communications hubs around the world – with the added flexibility of short-term contract options where desired.
This supports the growing adoption of Cloud-based applications and services across Africa and enables African service providers to connect on-demand from across Africa to global communications and peering hubs
Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC, commented: “As the leading player in deploying carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa, we have a policy of continual investment to create Africa’s first, truly hyperscale network infrastructure and service portfolio.”
“This partnership will help us deliver Cloud-centric networking to our Africa-based clients and give them rapid and flexible access to global hubs. Epsilon’s Infiny platform further extends our global reach and enables our clients to quickly roll out new applications and services to meet the rapidly evolving demands of African markets.”
Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek stated: “Epsilon has been focused on enhancing our Infiny SDN platform to deliver high-performance connectivity services and greater global reach. By partnering with WIOCC, we are bringing on-demand connectivity to businesses and service providers across Africa. WIOCC’s customers and partners can now connect globally via a single platform with complete control and visibility over the network performance.”