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Network Platforms has four datacentre environments across South Africa in Johannesburg, Centurion, Cape Town, Durban and one international datacentre in London. This level of connectivity and capability assures you of high quality capacity across both local and international networks.

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.

Network Platforms Connectivity

International Seafloor Cable System

Network Platforms offers protected international capacity, and utilises the submarine fibre cables listed below. We provide layer 2 international connectivity and customised solutions can be supplied based on your requirements.


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SAT-3

The South Atlantic 3 (SAT-3)/WASC cable connects Portugal, Spain and the Canary Islands to Senegal, Côte d'lovoire, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola and South Africa where it then meets the SAFE cable links to Asia. The SAT-3/WACS/SAFE cable route delivers a pathway for telecommunications traffic between Asia and Europe and operates as an alternative to the cable route which passes through the Middle East. SAT-3 has a capacity of 340 Gbit/s and SAFE has a capacity of 440 Gbit/s.


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WACS

The West Africa Cable System (WACS) links South Africa with the United Kingdom and passes through 12 terminal stations along the west coast of Africa. These include Namibia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Canary Islands and Portugal. The cable is 14,530 km long with four fibre pairs and has a capacity between 3.84 and 5.12 Tbit/s. The WACS system terminates at Yzerfontein instead of Melkbosstrand or Mtunzini to reduce the risk of isolation from the rest of the world in the event of natural or mechanical damage to the submarine cables.


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SEACOM

Privately owned and operated, this pan-African ICT enabler financed and developed the first broadband submarine cable system along the coastline of eastern and southern Africa. The SEACOM cable system caused a tenfold increase in bandwidth penetration across many of Africa’s underserved communities. A network of submarine and terrestrial high-speed fibre optic cables extends SEACOM’s reach to and from Europe, India and Asia. It offers end-to-end, wholesale global connectivity for African network operators via bundled backhaul open access points of presence (PoPs) and global partnerships. It is the only privately funded and neutral carrier in its market and began operations on its 17,000km subsea, fibre optic cable in July 2009 and has a design capacity of 4.2 Tbit/s. The first countries to be switched on were South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Djibouti.


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SAFE

The SAT-3/WACS/SAFE cable system is divided into two sub-systems which are SAT-3/WACS in the Atlantic Ocean, and SAFE in the Indian Ocean. The SAT-3/WACS sub-system is extended from Melbosstrand via the SAFE sub-system to Penang in Malaysia through the following intermediate landing points: South Africa (Mtunzini), La Reunion (St. Paul), Mauritius, (Baie Jacotet) and India (Cochin).


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EASSy

EASSy is a 10,000 submarine fibre optic cable system which has been deployed along the east and south coast of Africa to service the voice, data, video and internet requirements of the region. It links South Africa to Sudan via landing points in Mozambique, Madagascar, the Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.


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