- October 11, 2018
- Posted by: Adrian Hall
- Category: More Africa News
Djibouti Data Center has announced that Expresso Telecom Group (ETG) has selected it to become a strategic hub and peering point for regional connectivity to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.
ETG, a leading African mobile network operator, offers a wide range of mobile voice and data solutions, as well as supporting extensive wholesale and carrier relations. As part of the Sudatel Telecom Group (STG), Expresso Telecom currently operates network and serves customers in Senegal, Sudan, Mauritania and Guinea, as well as other territories in Africa.
“Our new Point of Presence in the DDC is a significant element in our pan-African network development plan,” said J.P Bagiire, Director Wholesale and Carrier Relations for Expresso Telecom Group said.
“Expresso is dedicated to innovation and improving the quality of services we provide to our customers, including our Group Operating Companies. The cooperation with the DDC is a key component in our network and wholesale footprint expansion, which is part of our ongoing service commitment to our customers to provide market leading international and regional network access and connectivity in the African and Middle East regions.”
Anthony Voscarides, CEO of the Djibouti Data Center added: “We are very pleased to have Expresso Telecom join the DDC and DjIX ecosystem in order to optimise their network coverage in Africa and the Middle East, and to further enable the development and introduction of new services.
“The carrier neutral DDC and Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX) are uniquely positioned directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing stations, and offer a combined capability to provide collocation, international fibre cable access, cable head cross connect and backhaul services, along with open access to Internet peering partners. This will help Expresso reduce network latency, improve network resilience, and better serve their customers and their rapidly growing end-user communities across the region.”