Vox Telecom selects Geo Networks’ fibre routes to improve capacity for global transit traffic
South Africa-based voice and data provider continues overseas expansion to meet global customers’ connectivity needs
17 October 2011, London, United Kingdom – South Africa based, voice and data services provider Vox Telecom today announced it has selected fibre network provider Geo Networks (Geo) for a diverse route in London. Vox Telecom serves over 16,000 businesses and is seeing a surge in the number of customers requesting connectivity into international offices, notably in London which serves as a global hub for many of its customers.
With transit traffic carried across undersea cables between Africa and the UK, the company turned to Geo to ensure diverse connectivity between two of its London data centre sites.
Shane Chorley, Executive Head of Vox Core, Vox Telecom’s infrastructure division, explained: “As our global strategy sees us expand into overseas markets, we need to increase our footprint in the London region which is an international breakout site for many of our international customers. We received a recommendation for Geo from a trusted partner and Geo demonstrated the route diversity of its London sewer based network. But beyond that, once we saw the expansiveness of its network further afield, and at a competitive price our decision was made.”
The 8.5km route will provide diverse high-capacity connectivity between the Telehouse East and Harbour Exchange data centres. The diverse legs will see traffic from Vox Telecom’s customers carried through London’s sewers ensuring it runs on one of the UK’s most secure and resilient networks – a key factor in Vox Telecom’s decision to select Geo. “The services we provide such as voice and data are not only high in bandwidth but also business-critical for many of our business customers. Downtime isn’t an option and we are stringent in our expectations of network performance. Geo were able to meet these by demonstrating their network availability over the past 12 months leaving us confident we made the best choice for our customers,” added Chorley.
Geo’s Chief Executive, Chris Smedley, commented, “An increasing number of overseas service providers and telecoms organisations are approaching us as their customer base pushes for global connectivity. When looking for a UK footprint, it’s very hard for our competitors to compete on network performance and price, as Vox Telecom has proven. I look forward to working with Vox Telecom to expand their UK network.”
For more information please contact:
Metia on behalf of Geo
+44 (0)20 3100 3796
+44 (0)20 3100 3650
Duo on behalf of Vox Telecom
m: +27 (0)72 149 9214
t: + 27 (0)21 683 8223
About Geo Networks
Geo is the only company in the UK solely focused on the designing and building of bespoke dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo’s revolutionary and flexible approach means that for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed. By allowing its customers to directly own and control the underlying optical fibre that is at the heart of their data network, Geo is the only truly open access network provider in the UK. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed networks, dark fibre and co-location services. Geo enables network solutions throughout the UK and in the London area. Customers include mobile operators, service providers, major banks and the public sector. Geo is a finalist in the 2011 UK Customer Experience Awards, listed as the UK’s 3rd fastest growing telecoms & networking company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2010 and Geo was also shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100: Barclays Corporate Performance Excellence Award. Visit www.geo-uk.net for more information. Twitter: @geonetworks
About Vox Telecom Limited
Vox Telecom Limited is a leading telecoms operator, providing voice and data services to the Southern African market. The Group competes through its primary brands Vox Orion, Vox Datapro, Vox Amvia, @lantic, Vox Telepreneur and Vox Pureview and has offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as in Windhoek, Namibia.
Vox Telecom, over the past 13 years, has established itself as one of the major players in the telecoms market. Vox is listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX), and with a BEE shareholding of 42.3%, it is the largest black-owned telecommunications company in South Africa.
Investor and shareholder information is available at www.voxtelecom.co.za