Neotel has won a contract to provide what it believes to be South Africa’s largest Internet backbone services for a single customer. It will supply Echo Service Provider, an independent integrator of advanced network and cloud computing services, with more than 20Gbps of Internet capacity in the initial phase.
Under the multi-year contract, Neotel will provide Internet Backbone services to Echo, serving one of South Africa’s largest DSL providers as well as other corporates and businesses.
“This is a great achievement for the entire Neotel team and validates the capability and solutions that Neotel has to offer,” says Abid Qadiri, chief of sales at Neotel. “We are proud to be partnering with Echo and also proud of our capability to meet Echo’s requirements and those of its end customers.
“The service has been in full operation since September this year and it has already grown to over 150% of the initial capacity. We look forward to many more successes and to continue delivering superior and unparalleled service to Echo Service Provider and its customers.”
The solution consists of Internet backbone services delivered in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban across multiple redundant domestic paths. It has been designed to allow both preferred and direct Internet routes to international locations using multiple submarine cable systems connecting South Africa. The solution design also caters to anticipated growth in the capacity over next 18 months.
Commenting on behalf of Echo Service Provider, Ant Southgate says: “Based on the needs of our clients, and the services we deliver, we wanted a network which had the best performance in the country. Latency was important, capacity and resilience also being key to delivering a superior experience. We chose Neotel based on its extensive domestic and global IP network and the favorable results we get on this infrastructure. The Neotel network has been a key component in enabling us to provide superior user experience for our customers and its end users.”