Network Platforms provides premium wholesale IP Transit in South Africa

Network Platforms, leading service-driven ICT solutions provider, has further invested in its infrastructure and implemented two-point of presence (POP) in London to provide clients with exceptional uptime, connectivity and network capability. The company has positioned itself as a premium wholesale service provider with services and solutions designed to provide clients with reliable connectivity regardless of demand or traffic surge.

Currently, Network Platforms has capacity on WACS, SAT-3, EASSy, SEACOM and SAFE.

Network Platforms IP Transit
Network Platforms IP Transit

Network Platforms has established solutions designed to meet the increasing demand for internet access. Network Platforms has also positioned itself as one of the best-connected networks in South Africa. This can be verified using various BGP Tool kits.

“With the implementation of a POP at Harbour Exchange and Telehouse East in London, we have expanded our service offering to include a variety of enterprise and wholesale services, including IP Transit , direct Layer 2 links, DDOS mitigation, SDWAN and WAN optimisation,” says Brad Love, CEO, Network Platforms.

“Since the implementation of the London POP’s we are now peering with the AMS-IX Amsterdam Internet Exchange, DE-CIX  Frankfurt Internet Exchange and we have a direct 10 gigabit per second link into LINX, the London Internet Exchange,” says Love. “Clients have the ability to have IP Transit as well as remote peering to any of these peering exchanges to ensure that they receive exceptional connectivity and quality within a tightly defined service level. The advantages our clients gain from this peering include better performance and lower latencies,” he adds.

Peering is the term used to define the process by which traffic is handed from one network to another directly, avoiding the use of third party carriers and mitigating delays and connectivity issues. Network Platforms’ clients do not have to invest in infrastructure to take advantage of this service as the company delivers it directly to South Africa and its clients.  This ensures that Network Platforms provides exceptional performance quality, latency and uptime to clients.

Network Platforms connects to four of the biggest IP Transit providers namely, Telia, PCCW Global, CenturyLink, and Cogent. Telia is delivered in Telehouse House East, Cogent and CenturyLink are delivered in Harbour Exchange via Layer2 services from Cape Town and Johannesburg to London. PCCW Global is our latest Tier 1 provider that provides connectivity between Africa and the East via the SAFE cable network.

“Our existing IP Transit services also include capacity on international fibre cables including WACS, SAT-3, EASSy SEACOM and SAFE,” says Love.  “The above may seem like overkill, but we have positioned ourselves as the leading provider of premium IP Transit, assuring our customers of little or no downtime.”

Many of the wholesale providers in South Africa only have one or maybe two international seafloor cables as part of their service.  Network Platforms has also implemented a BGP optimisation application to ensure traffic is routed via the best connection to ensure superb performance, improving the service by as much as 50% in some cases. BGP is a routing protocol used for exchanging data between internet providers and networks.

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