Orange improves Internet services connectivity in Africa


Orange has opened two IP Points of Presence (PoP) in Nigeria, which are located at data centres at Medaillon on Victoria Island and Rack Centre in the Oregun district of Lagos. The facilities have been operational since the end of January 2019 and will enhance Internet and IPX connectivity in the region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.

An IP PoP is part of the technical infrastructure equipment necessary to enable regional operators and content providers to access the Internet, Long Distance Ethernet (LDE) and IPX services, through an interconnection point for international and local traffic.

Part of an ongoing plan to roll out new PoPs for overall improvement to services and customer experience

With the launch of these PoPs in Lagos, Orange is the first operator in Nigeria to offer connection to its Tier-1 IP network (OTI) for an all-IP transit services.

Nigeria is ideally situated at the heart of multiple submarine cable systems and these new fully redundant IP PoPs are a secure solution that will help facilitate the development of the region through reliable, high-quality connections for countries surrounding Nigeria.

Orange is committed to developing connectivity across Africa and the Middle East

With a strategic position around the African and Middle East continent, thanks to its existing IP and IPX PoPs in Jordan, Ivory Coast and South Africa, Orange is able to further address the market’s needs with a range of services for customers: IP transit, Ethernet and IPX.

Thus, customers can establish services in the West Africa region, as well as facilitating the increase of intra-African traffic. (opens in a new window) Orange offers telecom operators and content providers customized solutions such as:

  • IP transit, Ethernet connections and IPX services
  • An end-to-end solution with Internet connectivity and Backhaul, plus submarine cable capacity (ACE, SAT3, WACS, MainOne,GLO-1)

Customers will benefit

Customer experience is set to improve with the launch of these PoPs, because they will offer cost-effective network access that will bring content providers closer to Internet users. Wholesale customers and content providers, notably telecoms operators and ISPs, across the region will have access to:

  • High Capacity bandwidth
  • Improved QoS through reduced latency
  • Redundancy and Resiliency

 

“Our ambition is to ensure the best quality of experience for our affiliates and for our external ISP customers, which is why Orange continues to augment its network of PoPs in Africa. We already successfully deployed PoPs in Abidjan, Cape Town and Johannesburg and this latest launch widens our geographical presence in order to improve connectivity for international and local traffic. As a Tier-1 operator capable of offering reliable, high quality, secure connections for the wholesale market around the continent of Africa, Orange continues to support the huge rise in IP traffic which is helping to develop the African market place.”

 

Jean-Bernard Willem
Senior Vice President
Product Marketing and Development
Orange International Carriers