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Orange Launches West Africa’s First IP POP To Facilitate African IP Market Expansion

Orange has rolled out West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP), located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.

While Abidjan also hosts a landing point for the ACE submarine cable, a 17,000km-long cable which runs down the west coast of Africa from Europe, this makes it a suitable location for the IP PoP facility and allows for optimal connectivity with networks across the entire region.

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An IP Point of Presence is part of the technical infrastructure equipment necessary to enable local networks to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carrier networks.

As a fully redundant IP PoP, the new facility opens up the region and allows Orange to offer high quality, secure connections over the wholesale market to West African countries. Over the medium and long term, the Abidjan IP PoP will facilitate the expansion of the African IP Market, which is an area of rapidly growing economic activity that sees Internet traffic rising at a rate of 41 per cent per year says a report.

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By connecting to this very large-capacity PoP, wholesale customers, regional operators and Internet Service Providers will benefit from cost-effective connections to a Tier 1 operator. Additionally, the customer experience will be improved due to this connection point which will bring content providers closer to Internet users.

Stella Kabura
Stella Kabura
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