Teraco’s NAPAfrica free and public peering facility has grown its peering traffic from 64Mbps when it was launched in March 2012, to over 700Mbps five months later. The NAPAfrica service has also grown its member base from 16 to 40 members.
Teraco, itself, has also shown strong growth on the back of personalized offerings and the ability to select various carriers and service providers.
“This year alone we launched the first free and public peering service, NAPAfrica, as well as the African Cloud eXchange (ACX), a co-location space for sharing and selling cloud services,” said Lex van Wyk, managing director at Teraco.
Van Wyk explained that the African Cloud eXchange, a vendor neutral colocation space for the sharing and selling of cloud services, aims to establish South Africa as a central hub for international access providers and cloud services to support the rest of Africa.
“The facility is connected to all of the undersea cables offering a combined 28 landing points along the East and West coasts of the continent. In addition, Teraco boasts connectivity to all the major carriers operating in SA and several active cloud providers,” said van Wyk.