We offer very competitive rates between the datacentres at Teraco in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban as well as between Hetzner Centurion and Teraco Johannesburg with a protected service of dual fibre routes for redundancy.
Network Platforms has international connectivity options through un-contended international routes with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) options. This ensures you have higher connectivity performance levels and superior capability for your organisation. You receive protected international Layer 2 connectivity alongside customisable solutions which can be adapted to fit specific client requirements.
Currently we have capacity on SAT-3, Seacom, SAFE, EASSy and WACS.
ABOUT PEERING EXCHANGESNetwork Platforms peers at NAPAfrica, JINX, CINX, LINX, DE-CIX, AMS-IX and DINX.
These peering points, also known as Internet eXchange points (IXPs) are physical infrastructures which allow Network Platforms and other ISPs to exchange traffic between their networks. The direct interconnection via an exchange delivers lower costs, lower latencies, improved routing efficiency and fault tolerance and access to high-quality bandwidth.
Peering exchanges are beneficial for even more reasons:
- Traffic which travels through an exchange is usually free, while traffic to an ISP upstream provider is not. Reducing the portion of ISP traffic which needs to move through an upstream transit provider means a reduction in the average per-bit delivery cost.
- This cost saving is then passed on to the customer – you.
- The closer the peering point, the fewer the hops required to access packets of data on other networks. These may be spread out across other cities and the world so, if there are fewer networks to cross, latency is reduced and data has less chance of being caught in congestion.
- It’s a superhighway of far greater efficiency than any one in Johannesburg…
Our Peering Locations
NAPAfricaNAPAfrica is a neutral, layer2 Internet eXchange (IXP) located within each Teraco data centre facility across Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in South Africa. This single peering point allows for multiple networks to interconnect using an exchange environment and cuts down on the number of expensive multiple direct links. Local bandwidth costs are lowered, latency is reduced, routing and direct connects are simplified and performance is dramatically improved. The system bypasses potential traffic bottlenecks and offers convenient multiple network connection options for increased network resilience.
JINXThe Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is run by the Internet Service Provider’s Association of South Africa. It is the primary IXP in Africa and the amount of traffic it processes has grown exponentially. A large part of this growth can be attributed to the open peering policy adopted by some of the bigger participants and the fact that many of South Africa’s leading ISPs choose to peer via this exchange.
CINXAlso run by the Internet Service Provider’s Association of South Africa, CINX is the Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX) based in Cape Town, South Africa. It has an impressive list of users which include leading ISPs across the country.
DINXThe Durban Internet Exchange (DINX) is situated in Durban and is another IXP run by the Internet Service Provider’s Association of South Africa.
LINXThe London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest IXPs in the world. It connects more than 650 members and 670 member ASNs from more than 65 countries around the globe. It is a mutual membership organisation and, as its members make up a significant percentage of the global internet, it is in a powerful position to make good on its commitment and mantra: Working for the Good of the Internet.
LINX is growing steadily with more than 11 PoPs (Points of Presence) across the capital city of London and regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an internet eXchange in the Ashburn metro area of the United States, just outside Washington DC.