IS ups its international bandwidth

Internet Solutions (IS) will upgrade its international bandwidth to 2Gbps, providing faster connectivity to its customers.

By - October 4, 2007 Share on LinkedIn
IS ups its international bandwidth

Says Alan Bacher, Business Unit Manager of Access Solutions at IS: “Having increased our international bandwidth by 843 Mbps over the last 12 months, and with current bandwidth at over 1.7 Gbps, we need to keep ahead of demand.”

“We pride ourselves on providing customers with as much resilience as possible and to this end land our bandwidth in our Cape Town and two Johannesburg Points of Presence (PoPs) located in Rosebank and Bryanston.”

In addition, IS terminates their international links with PoPs in London, New York and Hong Kong with numerous service providers to mitigate any risk of a single point of failure.

“Peering is in place at the London Internet Exchange (LINX), New York Internet Exchange (NYIIX), and Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) to enable our customers a more direct route to their desired international internet destinations,” says Bacher.

“We have also started to upgrade our international transit links to 1 Gbps as well as our links between London and New York to 4 x 155 Mbps to accommodate the extra international bandwidth. In addition, the undersea SAT3, SAT2 and SAFE cables are utilised, together with Satellite access mediums to connect to the rest of the world,” Bacher concludes.



Join the conversation

Connect with Us



Do you like Microsoft's new Surface Studio PC?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Qualcomm announces $47-billion chip acquisition deal


Qualcomm has announced a $47-billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductor.

Motsoeneng says ANC chief whip tried to capture him

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu on Thursday denied ever meeting former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in an attempt to “capture” him.

8 tech skills that will make you a lot of money

Money salary earning telecoms tech

New research from salary-tracking company Paysa has detailed which “tech skills” can put employees in a high-paying job.

Why uncapped wireless broadband is always a terrible idea


Truly uncapped mobile broadband would be great, but it will always fight a losing battle against physics.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter