Altech Technology Concepts (ATC) will roll out its own managed network, effectively making the Internet service provider an end-to-end connectivity solutions provider.
Since 1999, AltechTechnology Concepts (ATC) has focused on providing companies with internet access, IT support and web development services and will now be rolling out its own managed network with multiple international links into Europe. The primary data centre will be located in Teraco, Johannesburg.
Completion of the Johannesburg leg of the project is projected to be 1 November 2010 and will be followed shortly thereafter by Cape Town and Durban in the early part of 2011, effectively providing ATC with a national footprint.
“ATC’s offering will be a fully-integrated one-stop-voice-and-data shop that includes high speed internet access, next generation Voice over IP (VoIP), a fully comprehensive managed services portfolio, hosting and storage”, says Wayne de Nobrega, CEO of Altech Technology Concepts.
The new network backbone has been designed to maximize the key principles of resiliency and redundancy and as such, has been architected to be both robust and scalable, using only the latest and most technologically advanced next generation equipment and systems.
International redundancy and resiliency has been provided for through the use of two independent cable systems namely Seacom and SAT-3.
Altech is an anchor tenant in Seacom and currently has 2 STM-16s which effectively affords ATC and its clients the connectivity capacity equivalent to 5Gbps. ATC will terminate part of this capacity in South Africa and scale up as demand dictates. ATC has also procured substantial capacity in SAT-3 ensuring full redundancy on the undersea cable systems.
ATC clients will be able to connect into this managed network using a variety of connectivity media such as fibre, leased lines, ADSL, wireless, microwave and ATC’s hugely successful bonded ADSL technology.
“The ATC network has been designed utilizing international best practices and will be based primarily on Cisco’s latest range of products. This will ensure that our clients will benefit from managed services which run at lightning speed over a stable next generation network," De Nobrega adds.
“An added benefit of the ATC network is that it provides for the convergence of data and voice, which has been achieved through the implementation of a VoIP-based switch with the appropriate inter-connect agreements. ATC will therefore be able to offer voice-enabled solutions to customers as part of our managed services product set."