MTN Business Kenya has deployed a new system which they call ‘the MTN Global Multiprotocol Label Switching, Virtual Private Network. This system will enable enterprise customers with global operations to easily communicate with their branches and employees worldwide.
This news comes barley six months after MTN Groups signed asn agreement with leading international telecommunications provider PCCW Global.
The MTN VPN service offers a layer-3 (MPLS, Internet Protocol and VPN) with the ability to priorities customer traffic on an application by application basis. Customers are thus able to rank their connectivity needs.
TOM Omariba, MTN Business Kenya MD, said that the new technology will enable MTN Business to extend coverage of its global Virtue Private Network (VPN) in Africa to countries where it currently does not have a presence in Europe, Asia and North America.
“This switch has also opened a new era for us as a true Africa brand, Global Operator, for our customers on the continent as well as the rest of the world. The increasingly Multinational Companies requirements are demanding for managed end to end solutions underwritten with superior delivery on service level agreements when they come to Africa. Our global (MPLS) VPN service is customer centric with the necessary agility &flexibility to change as requirements do.”, said Omariba.
MTN announced its global VPN service last year and Kenya joins 16 other countries already activated in the continent and are looking forward to deploying this system in Angola, sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Gabon, DRC, Egypt, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
The MD also said: while we continue to invest in this network, we have already invested $30million on the network and associated services. We shall anticipate that the service will become important conduit to enhance the role of the enterprises in the growth of key on the continent and shall make our enterprise customers’ lives a whole lot brighter”.