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BitCo Provides One-Stop Connectivity Solution, Next-Generation Ethernet Telcos Network to South Africa


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October 15, 2012

BitCo Provides One-Stop Connectivity Solution, Next-Generation Ethernet Telcos Network to South Africa

By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor

Today's enterprises rely on a host of online applications to successfully execute on their core businesses. The changing business paradigm has placed demands on the network for which they were never architected to address-in particular, secure anywhere access with a LAN-like user experience. Ethernet-based networks can support high-bandwidth requirements and still support real-time application requirements via specialized network layers added to the baseline standard.

Whether your business is small, medium or large, you as a business owner have a multitude of decisions to make on a daily basis. One of the biggest things on your mind is how to reduce costs. Everyday your employees are making calls to make your business revenue, yet at the same time it is costing you money. BitCo, a provider of IP telephony solutions, can provide a solution that can save you money.

The company has rolled out its Metro Ethernet network to South Africa in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit, Pretoria and Rustenburg in response to strong and growing demand. It offers a one-stop connectivity solution based on a next-generation Ethernet telecommunications network that can be customized to provider a truly customer-centric solution.

“Today’s businesses need to be connected and they need to move fast – the market is volatile and companies must react fast. Too often, though, traditional telecommunications networks simply can’t give their clients the solutions they need rapidly enough, resulting in lost business opportunities,” said Garth van Sittert, technical director at BitCo, in a statement. “Telcos the world over are moving to Ethernet-based networks to be able to give clients that level of service – and BitCo is setting the pace in South Africa.”

BitCo is a Tier 1 telecommunications company, which means it owns and operates its own dedicated network. Van Sittert explains that Ethernet connections are much quicker to install and maintain, and the network is intrinsically more efficient and thus faster.

“Because it’s software-based, it literally takes minutes for us to add a new service for an existing customer,” Van Sittert explains. “For example, a client who uses our network for Internet connectivity can request for voice to be added, and the change will be effected within an hour at most.”

BitCo’s service offering is comprehensive as it includes all three types of service a business would require: PBX (News - Alert), Internet connectivity and last-mile connection. Because clients connect to the BitCo fiber-optic network wirelessly, connections are easy to implement and the risk of copper theft is removed.

BitCo's Communigate, its IP PBX system for businesses, enables users to run their entire telephone system on their existing computer network infrastructure, eliminating excessive hardware and manual programming. It empowers users to manage their own telephone system through a Web-based interface, so that they are not dependant on their supplier for day-to-day changes.

Depending on your company’s size and individual requirements, a multitude of features can easily be added via BitCo’s remote support team. This means that as you expand, or your requirements change, adding users and upgrading is done via a simple software interface.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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