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MTN To Begin A Data Superhighway

by Caroline Vutagwa
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Leading telecommunication company MTN has introduced a Global Multiprotocol Label Switching Virtual Private Network (Global MPLS VPN) which will be a connecting key network Points-of-Presence in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Djibouti, Tanzania and the United Kingdom.

”Our enterprise customers will experience a seamless managed network service, leveraging off MTN’s undersea cable investments and our 24 operations across Africa and the Middle East. MTN’s data superhighway will connect key locations to deliver global scale, high-quality network and world-class support,” says Pieter Verkade, MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer.

With this service, customers will have visibility of their network through MTN’s Global Network Operations Centre, which is managed in-house by a team of highly skilled professionals across technical and business disciplines.

Other people to benefit from this service include people from financial services, logistics, gas and oil, manufacturing and retail, who will be able to completely outsource their Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN) and Customer Premises Equipment management requirements.

The network also enables various business applications, including tele-presence, video and audio conferencing, file sharing, application and data hosting. The service will extend to over 20 geographies by end of this year, and a further 32 countries by 2014.

In addition to MTN markets on the continent, other targeted countries include Angola, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Chad, Senegal, DRC, Egypt, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

“MTN is particularly excited about this launch as it heralds a new era for us as a global operator and more importantly, for our customers on the continent. We believe that MTN’s Global MPLS VPN service will add immense value to our enterprise customers’ businesses. MTN anticipates that the service will become an important conduit to enhancing the role of enterprises in the growth of key economies on the continent,” adds Verkade.

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