London, UK and Johannesburg, South Africa – 17 November 2015 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced today that it is partnering with Workonline Communications to provide enhanced IP network connectivity services in Africa.
Workonline, founded in South Africa, is an innovative service provider leader in the provision of connectivity services throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Through the partnership with NTT Com, the company will be able to provide seamless connectivity to customers in areas it was previously unable to reach. NTT Com will be able to access new network opportunities provided by Workonline, particularly in metro areas in the sub-Saharan African region.
“We are excited to partner with Workonline Communications and help it expand its high quality IP service portfolio available to its existing and potential customers,” said Clive Hamilton, vice president of Network Services at NTT Europe. “This partnership also fits our strategy to take NTT Com’s Global IP Network into some of the fastest-growing Internet markets in Africa and offer our customers more connectivity options in the region,” Mr. Hamilton added.
“Our goal is to provide our partners such as NTT Com with innovative and cost-effective solutions on a global scale, whilst maintaining the highest standards of design, build and deployment,” said Edward Lawrence, Director of Business Development, Workonline Communications. “By collaborating with NTT Com, we will be able to improve our ability to provide our partners in the Africa region with further connectivity into key global markets.” He notes that the partnership will ensure that Workonline Communications remains a market leader in the provision of high quality IP services in sub-Saharan Africa.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications (NTT Com) provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Com’s solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
About NTT Communications Global IP Network
Consistently ranked among the top networks worldwide, NTT Com’s Tier-1 Global IP Network covers North and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and provides the best possible environment for content, data and video transport through a single autonomous system number (AS 2914). NTT Com is one of the top two global wholesale IP providers and the number one provider in Asia according to the Dyn (formerly Renesys) Wholesale Rankings.
About Workonline Communications
Workonline Communications is an innovative pan-African terrestrial Network Service Provider. Founded in Cape Town in 2006, Workonline is focused on providing connectivity and IP transit services to the wholesale market, as well as specialised services to the enterprise market. Its customers include some of the world’s largest telecommunication companies. The company prides itself on the stability, resilience and redundancy provisions of its global network, which it operates according to the highest standards.