Operator’s increased data center presence in Teraco to address growth requirements of TVNO and Fibre Broadband Service

OTEL Telecoms today announced an important expansion to its data center presence in Teraco Isando and Teraco Cape Town. This move comes after increased demand for its carrier agnostic Class 5 TVNO VoIP Softswitch.
Providing carrier grade switches to licenced operators and VoIP Service Providers in Africa, many prefer hosting the switch in Teraco’s neutral data centre and benefit from low cost cross connection to its upstream voice and broadband service providers. Other value services such as the VoIP Analysis tool, the Sentinel, become cost effective to deploy.

“The fully supported TVNO Softswitch is a hit amongst VoIP Service providers as they can now provide a fully self-managed Hosted PBX and SIP Trunk service to their clients whilst keeping the option of transiting their voice calls via a carrier of their choice compared to previous legacy reseller methods offered by various operators. “ comments Paul Colmer, Business Development Manager at OTEL Telecoms.

As OTEL Telecoms plans to launch their FTTB service, this expansion is welcomed by OTEL Telecoms CEO, Mohammad Patel.“ OTEL’s provisioning of large backhaul facilities to WISPs in South Africa has opened doors to provision fibre internet services to businesses nationwide in our MetroCore National offering. With each fibre link reaching at Teraco in Isando (Gauteng), Rondebosch (Western Cape) or soon in Horse Valley (Durban), it is imperative that OTEL has necessary space to host its equipment to cater for this service.”

Predominantly a voice 1st tier carrier, OTEL Telecoms has in recent months seen its business focus shift from voice transit to providing VoIP and Broadband Infrastructure-as-a-Service to various licenced operators and resellers. This includes carrier class server backend management, network backhaul and point to point or point to cloud broadband over fibre connections.

“ By bridging multiple carrier networks, and self-laying fibre points at strategic locations, OTEL has established a wide fibre footprint and sub VoIP PoPs nationally. This necessitates adding capacity at Teracos which act as our central POILs in those regions.” concludes Patel.