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Vodacom Business Africa extends Pan-African network to South America


To extend its international footprint, Vodacom Business Africa has taken a step into Brazil, thereby increasing its fixed-connectivity coverage to five continents across the globe.

This trans-Atlantic connection has been made possible through the undersea South Atlantic Cable System, which is the first to directly link the African continent’s southern hemisphere with South America. With the latest addition of Brazil, the extensive network reach now spans South America in addition to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America, further cementing Vodacom Business Africa’s position as Africa’s global connectivity partner of choice.

The drive to support the globalization of multinational businesses is a commitment Vodacom Business Africa stands behind, despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our promise to our valued clients, both new and existing, is to leverage the most optimized fixed-connectivity network routes available into Africa. In so doing, we are shortening the distances between Africa and South America for multinational businesses seeking to consume their hybrid clouds optimally from Africa, as they expand their operations via this inter-continental trading corridor,” says Trevor Naidoo, Executive Head Technology and Operations of Vodacom Business Africa.

Vodacom Business Africa’s IP Backbone provides an enterprise grade solution that allows organizations to aggregate all their communications between sites and remote workers onto a single, reliable, private Wide Area Network (WAN) underpinned by a network with a global reach.

Naturally, a secure connectivity platform is part of the Vodacom Business Africa offering, enabling the flexible deployment of customized, end-to-end ICT services that range from hybrid, private-public clouds, to Smart Collaboration and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. These services collectively form the ‘future ready’ network, providing on-demand, application-driven connectivity for real-time digital solutions with integrated, multi-vendor, virtual network functions.

“Through our flexible, hybrid, local and international billing options, we can provide convenient support for varying multinational contracting models. Our global service management suite enables us to deliver a consistent brand experience across your business estate,” adds Naidoo.

By smartly connecting people, places, and things across an ever-expanding network, Vodacom Business Africa has set the stage for the kind of seamless and secure connectivity that multinational organizations need, without compromising on service delivery standards. Vodacom Business Africa will continue to help organizations succeed in an increasingly digital world, leveraging a robust network across the globe to fulfil the telecommunications needs of organizations of all sizes.

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