Phase3 Telecom MPLS roll-out offers enhanced data for West Africa

Phase3 Telecom, West Africa’s independent fibre optic infrastructure provider has announced the addition of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to its growing network, enabling clients, both new and existing, to access as well as share large amounts of data from multiple locations. Even in the most remote of locations, this expansion can deliver speeds of 100 megabits per second (mbps) and above and supplements Phase 3’s existing infrastructure and network solutions.

MPLS is a technology for transporting information data/voice/video between two or more locations. It enables customers with offices in different locations to lease virtual private networks (VPNs) that are effected on routers which sit on the networks of communications providers.

Phase3 Telecom’s Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Jegede explains that “the addition of the MPLS solution further supplements our rapidly evolving network and will further facilitate the provision of affordable and reliable broadband connectivity and telecommunications services for our increasing client base in the health, education, oil & gas, financial and public sectors across the continent.”

Jegede went on to say, “the possibilities and benefits of businesses being connected to a viable network that enable quick and secure data sharing across diverse or remote locations is exponential.  We’re delivering advanced services that allow our clients to do more, faster and more efficiently, creating a new wave of innovation. We hope to drive rapid economic growth by offering vast and untapped value creation by providing seamless services that allows data sharing on multiple networks.”

While digitising information in electronic databases for easy sharing within a network or across networks is not a recent phenomenon, its application within telecoms across West Africa has been limited. Phase3 has established strong Points of Presence (POP) across West Africa; where reliable communication has been limited or non-existent until now.

These Points of Presence will broaden access to Phase3’s Multi-Protocol Label Switching network capabilities, linking offices and data centres across West Africa (including remote areas) to the rest of the world. This will give clients access to knowledge that they can leverage for the benefit of their businesses as they grow in the global knowledge-based economy.

Jegede reiterates Phase3 Telecom’s commitment to its clients; “we have a clear understanding of the value our services bring to our clients’ businesses. We intend to continue our network expansion in West Africa as well as invest in communications technology that enables our clients to share critical data within a secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure that provides them an affordable and flexible opportunity to grow their business operations no matter their location.”

Source : Independent

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