Paratus South Africa opens a vendor-neutral teleport
The infrastructure company Paratus has opened the new Goedehoop Teleport facility in Pretoria, which it believes will improve connection throughout Africa.
According to the company, the facility is Paratus' largest investment in South Africa, to date, and was designed to service Sub-Saharan Africa.
The newly built teleport – The Goedehoop Teleport in Doornkloof, Pretoria – is said to be nearing completion. A few further touches are being implemented by the company.
"The opening of this teleport will be another key initiative in the Paratus Group's mission to transform Africa," according to the business.
Kallie Carlsen, MD, Paratus South Africa, says: “We can ensure uninterrupted services of our satellite solutions and colocation services, through our robust infrastructure design, which is essential for any business that depends on real-time transactional data, such as the retail and financial sectors, especially when power supply is erratic.
“We have expanded the services we offer not only to the seven African countries where we have operational teams, but also to a further 28 countries on the continent to whom we provide satellite services.”
Carlsen adds that the development shows that the company is seeking to provide customers with improved connectivity. He also says that the Paratus SA head office and warehouse will be moved to the Goedehoop Campus within the next 18 months.