Expanded European presence enables Workonline Communications to
deliver high-quality IP transit and connectivity services to African
AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2017--
HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading provider of carrier and
cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, today announced
that Workonline Communications, the leading pan-African IP transit
network, has deployed Points of Presence (PoPs) in its Amsterdam and
Frankfurt data centre campuses.
With PoPs located at these key Iocations, Workonline Communications
interconnects with other global networks and Europe’s largest internet
exchanges, cost effectively enhancing its ability to deliver content and
traffic to and from Africa.
“Amsterdam and Frankfurt are two of Interxion’s most connected and
carrier-dense campuses in Europe,” said Mike Hollands, director of
market development and strategy at Interxion. “By expanding its presence
to these locations, Workonline Communications strengthens its European
edge to deliver highly-performant, reliable and secure services to meet
the demands of the African market.”
With IP traffic in Africa set to grow
six-fold, and Sub-Saharan Africa expected to have 500 million mobile
users all by 2020, the market is experiencing unprecedented demand for
content distribution between Europe and Africa. By deploying PoPs at
Interxion’s campuses, Workonline Communications brings the African
market closer to content networks with a European presence, for improved
end-user experience. At the same time, Interxion customers can now
access secure and reliable connectivity options provided by Workonline
Communications for new and existing opportunities in Africa.
“At Workonline, we are committed to connecting Africa to the world and
the world to Africa,” said Edward Lawrence, director of business
development at Workonline Communications. “With its strategically
located, secure, reliable and highly connected facilities, we are
certain that Interxion is the right partner to help us to do just that.
We look forward to continuing to expand our relationship with Interxion
in the near future.”
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and
cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide
range of customers through 48 data centres in 11 European countries.
Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer
customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical
With over 600 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges,
and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint,
Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that
foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information,
please visit www.interxion.com.
About Workonline Communications
Workonline (AS 37271) is widely acclaimed as one of the largest, and
most extensively globally peered, IP transit providers in Africa. Being
pivotal in the development of the African internet ecosystem, Workonline
customers include many of Africa’s and the world’s largest ISPs and CDNs.
Workonline engineers are often recognised for their achievements in the
international community, building the best quality, globally respected
and well-engineered network on the African continent. www.workonline.co.za
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