Epsilon Extends Remote Peering to South Africa with NAPAfrica
The partnership enables Epsilon customers across the globe to efficiently expand their network presence in South Africa within the Teraco-hosted IX
Singapore, 23 July 2020 – Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, has partnered with NAPAfrica to deliver peering at the largest internet exchange (IX) on the African continent. This marks Epsilon’s first IX partnership in Africa, having established relationships with global peering exchanges including AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX.
Enabled on its software-defined networking (SDN) platform Infiny, customers of Epsilon can access NAPAfrica directly via the Remote Peering service, without a physical presence at the internet exchange points (IXPs) located in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The NAPAfrica IXP enables peering with over 430 unique networks (ASNs) across 20 countries in the southern African region.
Director of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Epsilon
In March 2020, NAPAfrica reached 1Tbps of peak traffic – a 1884x growth from its first recorded traffic of 532Mbps in 2012. Africa has experienced the fastest international internet bandwidth growth compared to any market in the world between 2015 and 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45%, according to TeleGeography.
Technical Lead, NAPAfrica
NAPAfrica is a not-for-profit carrier neutral Internet Exchange Provider IXP) that is provided by Teraco, a data centre and service operator in South Africa. The exchange offers services in 2 Johannesburg PoPs (ISANDO CAMPUS JB1, BREDELL CAMPUS JB2), 1 Cape Town PoP (RONDEBOSCH CT1) and 1 Durban PoP (RIVERHORSE VALLEY DB1). NAPAfrica’s founding goal is to help make Internet access more accessible for Africa.
For more information, visit napafrica.net.