Sprint announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence (PoP), further adding to Sprint’s extensive global Wireline backbone network.
Sprint’s existing relationship with CMC Networks, a Pan Africa provider, has been extended to incorporate the operation of the Johannesburg PoP to enhance Sprint’s global Tier 1 network, which serves multinational business and carrier customers in 195 countries around the world.
With this new PoP Sprint will provide an enhanced experience to customers in South Africa and surrounding countries. “This new service node in South Africa continues to demonstrate Sprint’s commitment in providing cost-effective, scalable and highly available connectivity services to customers who have multinational or in-country requirements,” said Mark Harris, Sprint managing director for International Wireline. “We are delighted to partner with CMC Networks to continue providing the best possible service to our customers.”
“The fast-growing data demand in Africa and the Middle East has created some tremendous new opportunities,” added Martin Springer, CEO at CMC Networks. “The CMC team is enthusiastic about continuing to grow our relationship with Sprint, and helping them address their clients’ and partners’ global expansion and diversity requirements.”
Edited by Daniëlle Kruger
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