SA’s EOH clinches service contract with NewTelco SA for new Point of Presence in Amsterdam

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Global network provider EOH Carrier Services has selected NewTelco SA as their service partner for the establishment of a new international Point of Presence (PoP) in Amsterdam.

EOH is moving one of the three PoPs already held by EOH Carrier Services in London to Amsterdam, in order to address issues of redundancy and increase their global connectivity footprint to better service the market.

A PoP is the physical location at which undersea and terrestrial cables terminate and is an important part of connecting businesses and people to the Internet.

As a wholesale network provider, EOH Carrier Solutions already had three PoPs in London, which is one of Europe’s biggest telecommunications hubs where all networks come together.

“The decision to move one PoP to Amsterdam was undertaken to address issues of redundancy and a strategic move in terms of location. Amsterdam provides an expedient PoP for network partners which means these players are now able to connect with Eastern and Western European as well as Russian markets,” says Darren Grobler, head of EOH Carrier Services.

EOH Carrier Services supplies local and international connectivity on a global scale, as well as metro fibre and wireless access, in addition to services like voice minute termination, optimisation and bandwidth management to licenced carriers.

“By outsourcing all the service management to New TelcoSA, from logistics to remote hands support, EOH is better able to manage the costs of their point of presence in Amsterdam,” says Eckart Zollner, head of business development at NewTelco SA.

NewTelco South Africa, established in Johannesburg in 2009, is co-owned by Jasco Electronics Holding Ltd.

Due to its strategically advantageous location – 80% of the voice and internet traffic generated in the SADC region passes through South Africa – NewTelco SA offers transparent connections to over 1000 carriers across a vast number of international destinations.

In addition, NewTelco operates its Points of Presence at the carrier-neutral data centres of Teraco Cape Town, Teraco Johannesburg and Teraco Durban – allowing us to take advantage of years of global experience.

New Telco South Africa assists operators globally to find the most suitable carrier neutral data centre locations at any of the large telecommunication hubs world-wide and enables them to save costs through POP virtualisation. They also help carriers to understand and meet the relevant licensing requirements in these new territories and provide support and maintenance.

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