MTN announced data superhighway to link businesses together internationally

MTNMTN Group in South Africa announced the introduction of its Global Multiprotocol Label Switching Virtual Private Network (Global MPLS VPN) connecting key network Point-of-Presence in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Djibouti, Tanzania and the United Kingdom.

Pieter Verkade, MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer said that, “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,”

The other benefits of this MTN Global MPLS VPN is that there is improved manageability, reliability, and performance. Various business applications are enabled by the network, this includes tele-presence, video and audio conferencing, file sharing, application and data-hosting.

MTN says its service will be available for 20 geographical areas by the end of this year and 32 other countries by 2014.

MTN additional targeted countries include Angola, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Chad, Senegal, DRC, Egypt, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Verkade adds that, “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”

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