PCCW Global and Paratus Telecom of Namibia have signed an international MPLS and IPX interconnection agreement to enhance HD voice and MPLS network coverage in Namibia and neighbouring countries.
The collaboration will provide PCCW Global additional access to Angola and Zambia.
Paratus Telecom’s Ethernet, voice and IP VPN coverage will be extended via PCCW Global’s resilient MPLS/IPX network.
John D’Alton, Paratus Telecom’s managing director, said: “This collaboration is an important milestone in the development of our international business, especially for international data and voice services. It will extend coverage of our services beyond Namibia to the rest of the world and vice versa. This relationship further benefits the countries in which we operate, where international carrier products are already showing a trend of higher capacity at lower cost.”
“We have also concluded a voice interconnection agreement, which now extends international coverage for our voice platform, thereby enhancing the power of our 083 national prefix number in Namibia. This benefits voice service end-users, while leveraging the cost advantages of working with a global telecommunications carrier such as PCCW Global,” he added.
James Welch, PCCW Global’s vice president and head of Sales of EEMEA, said: “This agreement is a critical element of our wider African development plans, building as it does on our many years spent connecting Africa and becoming the pan-African service provider of choice. Voice and data interconnection with Paratus Telecom extends the connectivity we provide into Namibia. In particular, it provides additional routes whereby our MPLS customers can have additional access resilience to Namibia, Angola and Zambia, as well as the rest of Africa, and in doing so we will continue to be focused on providing high quality service.”
“This collaborative working relationship with Paratus Telecom will be beneficial to our customers, as it will ensure that service levels associated with connecting to Namibia and neighboring countries will be further enhanced and consistently maintained,” he noted.