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Djibouti Telecom brings an IP POP closer to the region

djibouti_telecom(21-Oct-2010) Fixed line operator Djibouti Telecom and Telecom Italia Sparkle, the international wholesale arm of Telecom Italia, yesterday announced their top-tier IP Point of Presence (POP) is now available in the capital, Djibouti City.

The new POP has been established for the development of IP services in East and South Africa. The pair hope to use the new link to provide cost effective, high quality and secure global IP connectivity to TLC operators, ISPs and service providers that are connected to Djibouti through existing and upcoming cable systems such as SMW3, EASSy, Seacom, EIG, and other bilateral infrastructure.

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EASSy to spark bandwidth price war

eassy_cableEASSy’s international bandwidth prices causing a stir in South African market

The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System, better known as EASSy, started offering commercial services on 30 July 2010. To date the undersea fibre optic cable system company has flown under the radar, but market speculation suggests that they are entering the local market with aggressive pricing.

According to a reliable source they can land an STM-1 (155 Mbps) with full onward Internet bandwidth from Djibouti (where EASSy terminates) to London and beyond for around US$360 (±R2 475) per Mbps per month. This price rivals the most aggressive pricing on SEACOM and SAT-3/SAFE.

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