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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vodacom promises better connectivity with AfricaIPconnect


The Internet Service Provider for pan-African corporate total communication solutions and telecommunications, operating under the name Vodacom Business has promised better connectivity with the AfricaIPconnect solution.

Marketing Manager, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Ms Anne Ihugba, gave this promise in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online at the weekend. She said that the product, AfricaIPconnect, is set to redefine and guarantee better connectivity to organizations that want a superior end user experience when navigating the Internet space in the country.

Vodacom Business’ AfricaIPconnect, she said, is a reliable, fully managed high speed Internet solution for large, medium and small size businesses located anywhere in Africa, using Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) access technology.

The Executive Head, Product and Services at Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr. Wale Odeyemi, was quoted as saying that Africa remains an underserved region in terms of reliable terrestrial connectivity with the infrastructure largely in the deployment phase.

“A number of major towns and cities across Nigeria fall within land locked regions with little or no access to terrestrial Internet services,” he said, stressing that Vodacom Business’ AfricaIPConnect solution is a highly reliable service built on premium C-band satellites to provide a direct connection to the Tier1 Internet backbone at speeds of up to 4Mbps/1Mbps for each of the customer sites, offering up to 99.5 per cent uptime.

“AfricaIPconnect takes reliable and cost effective connectivity in Nigeria and Africa at large to the next level,” he declared.

Vodacom Business’ AfricaIPconnect, Odeyemi said, comes in four different service plans, namely the Premium, Lite, School IP and the Occasional IP plan for adhoc and periodical use. 

He explained that the Premium Plan offers a low contention service at speeds up to 1024Kbps on the uplink and 4096Kbps on the downlink which could efficiently connect up to 30 PCs suitable for businesses with multiple branches and networks.

“With special attention to the educational sector, the School IP Plan is a tailor made solution for public and private institutions in Africa,” he said, adding that this plan is well optimized for downloading and uploading educational resources from the web and is recommended for up to 30 concurrent PCs with bandwidth consumption up to 512 kbps on the uplink and a maximum of 2048Kbps on the downlink.

Also commenting the Managing Director Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr. Guy Clarke, stated that the Vodacom AfricaIPconnect gives a new turn to Internet connectivity in Nigeria. 

“We are confident that our AfricaIPconnect solution beats any other VSAT Internet access in Nigeria, it has come to revolutionize how businesses access the Internet and stay connected to their operations and partners worldwide. The AfricaIPconnect product has been developed to provide our customers with dependable solutions that suit their varied corporate Internet connectivity requirements.”

Remmy Nweke

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