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Network Platforms, leading service-driven ICT solutions provider, has further invested into its infrastructure and implemented two point of presence (POP) in London to provide clients with exceptional uptime, connectivity and network capability. The company has positioned itself as a premium wholesale service provider with services and solutions designed to provide clients with reliable connectivity regardless of demand or traffic surge.

Internet traffic is anticipated to reach two zettabytes per year by 2019 according to Cisco, and Network Platforms has established solutions that are designed to meet this demand and that provide clients with seamless connectivity at all times. Network Platforms as also positioned itself as one of the best-connected networks in South Africa. This can be verified using various BGP Tool kits .

“With the implementation of a POP at Harbour Exchange and Telehouse East in London, we have expanded our service offering to include a variety of enterprise and wholesale services, including IP Transit , direct Layer 2 links, DDOS mitigation, SDWAN and WAN optimisation,” says Brad Love, CEO, Network Platforms.

“We offer WAN Optimisation to various cloud services such as Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Azure and Office 365, just to name a few. This allows for clients utilising the above Cloud services to experience better performance. These solutions form part of our overall enterprise and wholesale service portfolio and can be tailored to suit specific business requirements or connectivity expectations. The reason we have implemented two datacentre environments is for redundancy.

“Since the implementation of the London POP’s we are now peering with the AMS-IX Amsterdam Internet Exchange, DE-CIX  Frankfurt Internet Exchange and we have a direct 10 gigabit per second link into LINX , the London Internet Exchange,” says Love. “Clients have the ability to have IP Transit as well as remote peering to any of these peering exchanges to ensure that they receive exceptional connectivity and quality within a tightly defined service level. The advantages our clients gain from this peering include better performance and lower latencies,” he adds.

Peering is the term used to define the process by which traffic is handed from one network to another directly, avoiding the use of third party carriers and mitigating delays and connectivity issues. Network Platforms’ clients do not have to invest in infrastructure to take advantage of this service as the company delivers it directly to South Africa and its clients.  This ensures that Network Platforms provides exceptional performance quality, latency and uptime to clients.

Network Platforms connects to three of the biggest IP Transit providers namely, Telia, NTT and Cogent. Telia is delivered in Telehouse House East, and NTT and Cogent are delivered in Harbour Exchange via Layer2 services from Cape Town and Johannesburg to London.  More Tier 1 providers will be added towards the end of 2017.

“Our existing IP Transit services also include capacity on three international fibre cables including WACS, EASSy and SAT3,” says Love.  “The above may seem like overkill, but we have positioned ourselves as the leading provider of premium IP Transit, assuring our customers of little or no down time.”

Many of the wholesale providers in South Africa only have one or maybe two international sea floor cables as part of their service.  Network Platforms has also implemented a BGP optimisation application to ensure traffic is routed via the best connection to ensure of superb performance, improving the service by as much as 50% in some cases. BGP is a routing protocol used for exchanging data between internet providers and networks.

If you are looking for the best quality wholesale service then Network Platforms is the answer. The company has invested infrastructure that ensures connectivity remains the highest priority with monitoring, infrastructure, links and failsafe implementation across all layers and solutions.