International Layer 2

Data centre environment

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, EASSy and WACS.


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.


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.


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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