This decision arrives three years after Web Africa opted to manage its own proprietary IPC network from Cape Town, where its head office is based.
Web Africa CEO Tim Wyatt–Gunning explained that the choice to partner with IS was an easy one.
“With their rock-solid infrastructure and excellent technical expertise behind us, it frees up our resources considerably, allowing us to focus completely on delivering our world-class service to customers and businesses,” said Wyatt–Gunning.
“Web Africa will now have multiple network access points across the country, which will reduce the risk of any downtime and provide better latency.”
Whilst IS will provide its ADSL backbone network, Web Africa will still manage its ADSL product groupings, with full control over their unique product offerings.
Saki Missaikos, managing director of Internet Solutions, said that the partnership with Web Africa is a natural fit.
“As the quality and scope of IS’ extensive broadband infrastructure continues to grow, we have been seeking partnerships that offer longevity and mutual benefit,” said Missaikos.
“Web Africa’s line of business will assist us in achieving our goals in further development and expansion of the IS business.”
Wyatt–Gunning highlighted that Web Africa’s partnership with Internet Solutions will encourage the emergence of a more diversified product range.
“In time, we plan to bundle roaming access to WiFi into our ADSL offering in a bid to meet the shifting demands of an ever more mobile consumer base,” said Wyatt–Gunning.