Gateway Communications expands Southern Africa presence

Phil Braden, Gateway Communications Chief Operations Officer

Gateway Communications, a supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, has enhanced and expanded its delivery of restored and non-restored IP (Internet Protocol) transit solutions to licensed African operators.

Gateway Communications has partnered with Teraco, a provider of neutral data centres in Southern Africa to facilitate this expansion. This development supports Gateway Communications’ on-going terrestrial network expansion plan for 2011.

Gateway Communications continues to use its hybrid approach to connectivity, incorporating satellite, sub-sea and terrestrial communications technologies ensuring that carriers and customers receive the most reliable, high quality, fully flexible and scalable Internet capacity.

“Gateway Communications offers local IP peering in most African countries, with a long-term strategy to continue to route data traffic more efficiently within Africa,” says Phil Braden, Gateway Communications Chief Operations Officer.

“We can now offer peering in Southern Africa joining Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.”

Partnering with Teraco enables Gateway Communications to interconnect with more African carriers and ISPs, providing them with high quality voice, data and value added services (VAS) at a more competitive price.

Last month Gateway engaged with a number of South African ISPs requiring IP transit capacity, providing services from its Teraco Johannesburg and Cape Town PoPs (Points of Presence). Increasing its local presence in key markets such as Southern Africa gives Gateway Communications the flexibility to bring solutions to market faster, move traffic easily between networks and be closer to customers.

Phil Braden, Gateway Communications Chief Operations Officer