Aims to improve network service capabilities in South Africa and worldwide
BT has opened an international network traffic routing facility at Melkbosstrand in the Western Cape province in the south west of South Africa.
BT noted that recent changes in the South African telecommunications regulatory environment have provided local and global telco providers with an opportunity to lower costs of connectivity and improve service levels offered to their customers.
The company said the new facility aims to improve networked IT service capabilities to enterprises in South Africa and globally.
BT said its Internet Protocol (IP-based) network enables mission critical applications for various enterprises including financial services, manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries.
The new routing facility will enable BT to gain better control of its South African infrastructure and will be linked to Teraco, a vendor neutral colocation site in Cape Town, through which other operators and customers will connect directly onto the BT network.
Connectivity between the routing facility and Teraco will be provided by Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), an independent fibre network provider with 600 km of fibre network in Cape Town and the surrounding areas.