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May 28, 2010

Internet Solutions Brings MPLS into Uganda, Tanzania

By Marisa Torrieri, TMCnet Editor

In a move that gives developing African nations access to better data networks, Internet Solutions, a division of Dimension Data, announced the expansion of its MPLS network footprint into Uganda and Tanzania.

The expansion will allow Internet Solutions to provide full Multiprotocol Label Switching or "MPLS" services out of Kampala and Dar es Salaam, while regional partners are leveraged to provide national coverage, according to reports.

Additionally, both services will make use of the Seacom undersea cable system and are designed to offer premium Internet access and VPN services into the region, aligned to Internet Solutions' global architectural standards.

"Internet Solutions has made use of strategic cable providers as well as competent local access partners within Uganda and Tanzania to roll out these services," said Jacques Rautenbach, Chief Strategy Officer for Emerging Markets at Internet Solutions. "Seacom will be used as the primary cable to take traffic out of the country whilst a redundant route has been provisioned on the TEAMS cable to provide resilience. When the EASSY cable is ready for commercial services, this too will be integrated to enhance the performance of our core network."

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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