SA'S INTERNET SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES A POP IN ACCRA
South Africa's Internet Solutions last week announced that its new POP had gone live in Accra. The new connectivity infrastructure, which terminates on SAT3 in London, has an additional fail-over capacity via VSAT connection. According to Jacques Rautenbach of IS, this will ensure a reliable service, with a minimum of over 99% up time. The new connectivity node in Ghana is part of the IS network rollout in Africa, and follows implementation of nodes in South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius.
The new POP in Accra offers MPLS (multi-protocol label switching), alongside satellite service. Data is relayed locally via 2 microwave networks. The current two-megabit capacity can be easily expanded to meet the needs of their corporate customers, mainly banks and international organisations. IS worked on this project with Comsys, an ISP in Ghana which provides VSAT service across Western African countries.