As part of its commitment to assisting African networks to further develop their global footprint, Workonline Communications, a provider of wholesale IP transit and transport services based in sub-Saharan Africa, continues to grow its offering of access to the world’s largest and most strategic Internet Exchanges (IXs) from Africa.
The company’s relationship with the German-based Internet Exchange (IX), DE-CIX, is one of its most recent successes in this regard, which will assist Workonline and its clients to extend their reach. The exchange is now one of several global IXs to which Workonline offers remote peering services.
DE-CIX operates several Internet exchange points (IXPs) internationally, in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Palermo, Marseille, Madrid, Istanbul, Dubai, New York and Dallas. DE-CIX Frankfurt, is one of the world’s leading IXPs, with more than 5,1 Terabits per second peak (Tbps) traffic.
More than 800 customers from 60+ nations use DE-CIX’s platforms to lower costs, reduce latency, and increase IP performance and resilience.
Edward Lawrence, Director of Business Development for Workonline Communications explains, “Workonline’s portfolio of carrier-focused services enables our clients to extend their reach to new markets and enhance their existing services. This partnership with DE-CIX gives our clients the opportunity to expand their businesses and exchange traffic with more networks, through a trusted and reliable exchange.”
Having an established African network like Workonline Communications on board as a DE-CIX reseller is truly a sign of the growing importance of peering worldwide. Workonline Communications’ as well as DE-CIX’s customers will benefit from this new partnership. The traffic exchange will further increase the quality of their IP networks,” says Harald Summa, CEO of DE-CIX.
“Workonline remains committed to connecting Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Partnerships such as this assist us in reaching this goal and ensuring our clients are able to meet theirs too,” Lawrence concludes.