FibreCo’s Open Access Hosting Facilities Boosts Connectivity for WACS

As Internet connectivity needs continue to grow exponentially, the move towards cloud-based services and big data requirements increases. Through its drive to unleashing connectivity by delivering innovative solutions using efficient infrastructure economics, FibreCo announces the opening of its Hosting Facility in Yzerfontein.

Since inception in 2009, FibreCo’s mission has been to provide direct access to infrastructure to lower the cost of connectivity for its clients. FibreCo has stayed true to this mission and remains a national truly open access infrastructure and connectivity provider to enterprise, government and carrier clients.

“Located directly opposite the WACS landing station, FibreCo has overcome current Cable Landing Station (CLS) hosting challenges and provides clients with open access hosting and co-location facilities, connecting directly into the undersea cable landing station”, says Marius Mostert, FibreCo’s Chief Technical Officer. “Clients now have the flexibility to manage their own routing protection and enable end customer network interfaces directly from the CLS. In addition, the hosting facility is an aggregation point for the developing surrounding areas of Yzerfontein”.

As FibreCo continues to expand its facility footprint, there is an associated focus on sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives to reduce energy consumption by incorporating the latest efficient technologies and practices in data centre management to minimise environmental impact. Energy efficient enhancements are being introduced at FibreCo’s Hosting Facility in Yzerfontein to support the requirements of this environmentally sensitive area.

Spanning over 4,000 km, FibreCo’s state-of-the-art network consists of underground fibre routes, high speed optical equipment and carrier-grade equipment hosting facilities interconnecting over 52 points of presence country-wide including major data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.

FibreCo provides optimal network operations and maintenance functionality underpinned by a carrier grade network infrastructure and service assurance framework. Proactive surveillance of optical fibre, hosting facilities and transmission equipment ensures effective management of preventative maintenance and corrective fault management.



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