Neotel’s Neolink off to a good start in South Africa


Neotel launched their Neolink leased line services earlier this year, and the initial market response has been positive the company says.

Neotel launched its National Private Leased Line services – called Neolink - in May this year. NeoLink provides companies with dedicated leased line services offering point-to-point connectivity.

NeoLink give symmetrical capacity with transmission speeds of 2, 34, 45 or 155 Mbit/s, and Neotel points out that clients have a choice of interfaces tailored to their needs.

Mala Suriah, spokesperson for Neotel, says that the response from businesses has been very positive. She pointed out that Neotel is currently following a ‘targeted approach’ with their Neolink products, engaging mainly with large businesses.

Suriah said that these businesses are very receptive towards their offerings, and that they currently have between 20 and 30 medium to large businesses utilizing their network in either a testing capacity or as full clients. Suriah points out that Neotel is also engaging with many more large businesses.

Neotel currently has next-generation DWDM and SDH-based optical fibre network links in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town and it plans to cover Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and East London in the near future.

Neotel has also expanded their initial Gauteng based presence and now have offices in Cape Town and Durban.

Their Cape Town office currently has 12 people – mainly on the networking side – while their Durban office has 10 employees.

Neotel’s full staff compliment has grown to 200 from around 40 people at the time of their launch in August last year.

Neotel is currently trialing their CDMA based high-speed-internet service and is further planning to launch a true broadband offering using WiMax at the end of this year.

(Source: MyBroadband)