Australia: home of massive marsupials, the Sydney Opera House, and of course half of South Africa. Apart from being arch enemies in the Tri Nations, Australia is also an important business partner with an economy which can often be used to make predictions regarding trends in our own.
For this reason many South African companies and individuals do business with Australia, and naturally in today’s world, getting your data to a business partner is a non negotiable critical aspect of doing business.


Australia’s time difference relative to South Africa (Sydney is nine hours ahead of South Africa) means that it is more difficult to make telephone calls and video conferences since our business days do not match. This places an increased reliance on data connectivity since business can be conducted by email at the times most convenient to both parties and without both having to be present at the same conversation.
In addition to email, many South Africa companies now operate branches (or mines, or stores) in Australia, but with core systems based in South Africa. This makes secure and reliable connectivity a must.
IS’ business is about delivering the connectivity discussed above. IS makes use of several undersea fibre systems to ensure that their clients are able to route internationally in the most effective manner possible.
While IS’ connectivity to Hong Kong, and thereafter to Australia for the clients that require it, is not the bulk of the IS bandwidth (London and the US are the dominant routes), the South Africa-Hong Kong-Australia route is the most efficient and direct means of getting client’s data to and from South Africa.
The undersea cables that connect the tip of Africa to the rest of the world allow converged communications providers such as IS to effectively plan their networks so that their clients can rely on IS for a “go anywhere” solution which provides robust and reliable Internet Access, network connectivity, and other network services.