BitCo has completed work on a carrier grade national network to rival the very best.
BitCo, established in 2006 and operating under IECNS and IECS licenses since 2011, has just completed an impressive upgrade to its national network that will guarantee an unsurpassed internet and telephony experience for all of its business subscribers.
“Our ambition is to deliver excellent internet and telephony solutions through constant innovation,” explains BitCo Sales Director Michael Colin. “That’s why we’ve chosen to build and maintain our own independent national fibre and wireless network that will enable us to increase coverage swiftly and where it is needed most.”
Over the past several months, BitCo has spared no expense to upgrade its core distribution fibre ring throughout Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Cape Town to 40Gbps of capacity. These improvements have been implemented with future growth in mind, having paved the road to a capacity of 120Gbps, as the equipment installed is easily upgradable.
Completion of the national upgrade also includes multiple 10Gbps distribution rings that run off the main core distribution ring. The smaller network segments go through the same metropolitan regions, but supply the outer edges with connectivity. BitCo’s business fibre services are fully synchronous, uncontended (locally and internationally) and easily upgradable to 1Gbps connections.
With an overwhelming amount of connectivity offers available in the South African market place, internet consumers have been bombarded with messages surrounding unbelievable promotions and specials. Colin believes that these ‘amazing deals’ fail to address the infrastructure challenges preventing most South Africans from accessing reliable internet.
“It’s certainly a buyers’ market,” Colin says. “Or so we think. What happens after the sale? Will it be happily ever after? Have you saved if your cheaper connection is hardly ever online? Those low call rates are of little use when you’re only ever calling your supplier for support.”
Colin concludes that the upgrades will go a long way towards solving consumers’ practical connectivity challenges: “The new, improved network will allow our subscribers to enjoy the increased efficiency, as well as peace of mind, thanks to our signature guaranteed 99% uptime.”