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SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica remote peering service

By , ITWeb
Africa , 16 Sep 2014

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica remote peering service

Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced the launch of a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service.

NAPAfrica is a community driven internet exchange a platform from which content is distributed to reach a wider audience.

And according to SEACOM's Robert Marston, the NAPAfrica Remote Peering service is expected to help operators and internet service providers reduce their connectivity costs, as well as provide an improved end-user experience to customers.

Marston said in a statement, “NAPAfrica’s growth in the past few years has been phenomenal and we believe our launch of this new service will help the community grow even more."

A press statement further states that NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point will easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members.

Operators and service providers with a NAPAfrica peering port who opt for this service will have a virtual presence at all NAPAfrica exchange points, where they will be able to exchange traffic with other NAPAfrica members at those points, it was revealed.

Lex van Wyk, chief executive officer of Teraco Data Environment, said, “We applaud SEACOM for taking the initiative to build a product around the southern African regional internet exchange that allows access to content for an even larger audience and from much further afield."

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