USA firm to boost network in Africa

Africa-phone-World-bankAfrica shows only 47 per cent market penetration and offers 500mn potential mobile subscribers.(Image source: World Bank/Flickr)USA-based Level 3 Communications has partnered with South African fibre-based connectivity services provider, Workonline Communications, to boost network connectivity in Africa

According to a company statement, Workonline Communications will provide connectivity to its customers outside South Africa via Level 3 Communications’ global network.

Level 3 Communications is a telecommunications and Internet Service Provider (ISP) company, which provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers.The company would be able to access new network opportunities provided by Workonline Communications, especially in metro areas in the Africa region, the statement added.

Edward Lawrence, commercial director at Workonline Communications, said, “Our goal is to provide clients with innovative and cost-effective solutions on a global scale, while maintaining the highest standards of design, build and deployment.”

By utilising Workonline Communications’ network connectivity, Level 3 Communications aims to have a cost-effective and reliable access partner to serve its customers in South Africa, stated an official from the company.

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