Cell C joins open peering at NAPAfrica

Teraco has announced that Cell C it is the “first mobile operator in the country to support open peering”

By - April 29, 2013
Teraco

Teraco announced today (29 April 2013) that Cell C is the “first mobile operator in the country to support open peering” at NAPAfrica.

Lex van Wyk, CEO of Teraco Data Environments – in which NAPAfrica is situated – said that open peering is an excellent opportunity for Cell C to have access to partners housed within the Teraco facility.

“The sharing of online content and network capacity impacts on the price of connectivity, ultimately lowering bandwidth costs to the consumer,” said van Wyk.

“Cell C will now also be able to offer a better overall internet experience in terms of quality and speed, especially when it comes to application downloads such as Facebook, YouTube, Google and Microsoft updates.”

Alan Knott-Craig, chief executive officer at Cell C, said the decision to support open peering with NAPAfrica is an indication of how serious the mobile operator is about providing quality internet solutions at affordable prices.

“Peering with NAPAfrica means we can ensure quality and speed in data downloads. It also offers us access to several internet infrastructure partners and content providers, opening up opportunities within the internet service market, locally and internationally.”

Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig

Knott-Craig said Teraco’s recent connection with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), which links directly to the peering service NAPAfrica, is an exciting move.

“This brings Africa closer to Europe in terms of content, and offers opportunities for European carriers to connect across Africa.”

“Cells C’s decision to support open peering is innovative, contributes to economic growth and makes them a leader when it comes to providing quality service at affordable prices,” said Knott-Craig.

Teraco said that NAPAfrica is already exceeding 2Gbps of traffic.

“In the last 12 months NAPAfrica has effectively saved Teraco clients a combined R1.47 million on bandwidth usage,” it said.

More on Teraco and NAPAfrica

Sentech joins NAPAfrica

Big Internet boost for Teraco in South Africa

Lower prices and faster downloads, NAPAfrica promises

Free national peering points from Teraco

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