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Client Update: Covid-19

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Flexibility key to thriving in a dynamic market

 

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the ability to quickly revise your service capabilities to reflect sudden, dramatic changes in the market was regarded simply as a ‘nice to have’.

However, this changed dramatically with the arrival of Covid-19 and the introduction of  working and lifestyle measures designed to combat its spread. These have had a significant impact upon capacity demands, contributing to a reported 70% rise in daily Skype usage, a 26 million increase in Netflix subscriptions and a 10% increase in active Facebook users.

Perhaps never before has the value in being able to deal effectively with rapidly increasing traffic volumes been more powerfully or clearly illustrated to OTTs, content players, carriers, mobile network operators and ISPs.

Bespoke service packages offer scalability and flexibility

Working with a hyperscale network wholesaler gives service providers the ability to tailor service packages that not only meet their current technical and commercial requirements, but also provide the flexibility and scalability to accommodate rapid capacity, access and reach adjustments to meet future changing needs.

WIOCC turned up 100 Gbps of capacity – domestic backhaul from Johannesburg and international to the United Kingdom – for an existing client in just seven days in the very early days of Covid-19.

Following the latest enhancements to its now 16Tbps-ready national hyperscale network in South Africa, capacity wholesaler WIOCC has the network infrastructure and technology that allows businesses to quickly benefit from sudden rises in end-user demand.

It has expanded metropolitan area coverage, constructed a new fibre ring in the North-East region with PoPs in Polokwane and Nelspruit, and extended cross-border connectivity into Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. WIOCC’s clients can also take advantage of the embedded OTN technology, allowing them to cost-effectively configure wavelengths to carry different protocols – ethernet, SDH, IP – to end-users over a single service path.

Benefit from a unique connectivity proposition:

Service providers can be more responsive to their customers’ changing needs by taking advantage of WIOCC’s unique connectivity proposition:

  • an extensive, flexible and scalable hyperscale national network offering circuits up to 100Gbps, more than 70 on-net PoPs and 30 national PoPs
  • expanded metropolitan area coverage including Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria
  • high-capacity international connectivity via east and west coast subsea cables

“Whenever I approach WIOCC with a new connectivity request, they invest the time to understand precisely all aspects of our, often unique, connectivity requirement so they can develop a bespoke solution which meets our exceptional needs.

Richardt Dannhauser, COO Developing Markets, Internet Solutions

Business agility pays dividends

To find out how an established, award-winning, hyperscale connectivity wholesaler could help you swiftly take advantage of the business opportunities available within a rapidly expanding environment, contact WIOCC at info@wiocc.net.