Vox Telecom Selects Solution to Extend Global Ethernet Reach
In exciting news for Inteliquent’s EtherCloudSM solution today, the company announces its strategic alliance with Vox Telecom, a leading independent telecom operator, providing voice and data services to the Southern African market. The agreement both strengthens Inteliquent’s coverage throughout Southern Africa and provides Vox access to Inteliquent’s EtherCloudSM solution across the globe.
Through the agreement, Vox Telecom has access to Inteliquent’s EtherCloud solution to extend its Global Ethernet reach by leveraging on Inteliquent’s over 130 points of presence (PoP) worldwide, significantly increasing the availability of Vox Telecom’s Layer 2 Ethernet services to locations currently off-net; particularly in Europe and North America. Moreover, Inteliquent will leverage Vox Telecom’s comprehensive coverage in the Southern African region to fulfill growing demand for Ethernet in that market. As a result, the agreement will expand both companies’ Ethernet services to high demand markets.
“As a leading communications provider in the Southern African region, Vox Telecom continues to explore the best ways to fulfill our clients’ increasingly demanding network requirements. As we evolve to meet this need, it is imperative that we also collaborate to ensure the best possible solutions, while also meeting our overall business expansion strategies,” states Simon Butler, Head of Data and Access. “Through this alliance, not only are we able to serve our current markets, but we are also expanding our Ethernet presence globally to offer comprehensive solutions to Inteliquent and its respective clients.”
“Inteliquent’s extensive network reach is complemented by the network reach of each of our EtherCloud partners,” comments Surendra Saboo, President and COO of Inteliquent. “We’re pleased to add Vox Telecom’s extensive network presence in South Africa to expand our coverage and better serve the needs of our customers in this region. Vox Telecom is a well-respected carrier that continues to introduce innovative services, and we are excited to be a part of its product evolution and expansion strategy.”
What is EtherCloud?
A Layer 2 platform, EtherCloud connects diverse partner networks into a seamless Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end connectivity around the world. It relies on a global MPLS backbone as a distributed switched network of 130 PoPs to interconnect partners’ networks through standardized E-NNIs. By interconnecting partner networks to create one holistic Ethernet cloud, EtherCloud enables users to both source and sell Ethernet Point-to-Point, Point-to-multipoint and Any-to-Any (VPLS), allowing them to create high performance connectivity solutions for all Global Ethernet WAN requirements. EtherCloud provides a one-stop-shop to connect anywhere in the world.