VueTel USA activates a new data centre in New York to connect with Africa

VueTel data centreThe new data centre aims to provide high quality and secure voices and data services to connect with African countries. (Image source: Judson Weinsheimer/Flickr)VueTel USA, the international telecommunications company, has activated a new data centre in New York to provide American enterprises and corporations secure voices and data services to connect with African countries

VueTel is one of the few carriers totally focused on Africa with NOC, Pop and hub directly present in Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Benin, Togo, Niger, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Angola.

The technology infrastructure aims to provide international Internet Transit Services (IP Transit), International dedicated lines (IPLC), devoted Ethernet circuits (EthLink) and virtual private networks (IP VPN) in addition to international voice transit services.

“With the new AfCfta agreement, the intra-African market can grow up to 52 per cent before 2022 and open a market of 1.2bn people and a US$3.4bn gross domestic product,” said Emanuela Bevilacqua, vice-president of VueTel USA.

Africa has experienced a strong increase in both fixed and mobile connectivity. According to data from the Internet World states, the continent's internet users grew from around 4.5mn in 2010 to about 350mn in 2017. The current level of penetration is around 28 per cent, slightly more than half of the rest of the world, but an exponential growth is expected to bring the African continent to comparable levels with the world average by 2020. According to the GSMA, by 2020, there will be more than 700mn mobile connections in Africa, more than twice the forecasts regarding North America.

“Our focus is now to provide large companies and corporations in the USA with dedicated data services to connect them to this great opportunity. We operate in a market dominated by large carriers that have developed a global network. Most of them, however, do not directly provide services to African countries. On the contrary, VueTel has significant knowledge and remarkable experience in these territories where we have been physically present and active for several years,” Bevilacqua further explained.

With the activation of PoP in New York, after the main nocs of London, Paris, Marseille, Milan and Palermo, VueTel is consolidating more and more as an international benchmark for the wholesale market providing data to the African continent.

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