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CMC Networks unveils IP Premier, high-speed dedicated Internet Access (DIA) across 51 African countries

IP Premier offers an on-net application-aware underlay solution that aids growing enterprise demands for ultra-reliable SD-WAN services in Africa

by The Business Pinnacle
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CMC Networks, a global Tier 1 service provider, has launched IP Premier, a high-speed dedicated internet access (DIA) solution aimed to accelerate the adoption of SD-WAN across Africa. IP Premier offers strict service level agreements (SLAs) associated with jitter, packet loss, and round-trip delay (RTD), also to the standard availability. It offers a trusted foundation for introducing SD-WAN services and providing enhanced user experience in highly challenging markets across the globe.

A Microsoft Azure Peering facilities partner

IP Premier provides predictable performance for connecting enterprise locations, content delivery networks, cloud, and internet connections in the vicinity of Africa and across the globe. CMC Networks is a Microsoft Azure Peering Services partner in Africa and offers a step off from any locale to a requisite on-ramp, enhancing Office 365 experience for customers.

Over the last three decades, the company has been developing and delivering solutions that cater to the specific needs of local markets across Africa. IP Premier delivers the reliability and consistency in the underlay network that businesses need to provide SD-WAN overlay services, said Marisa Trisolino, Chief Executive Officer at CMC Networks.

Ms. Trisolino added the company is setting out beyond standard SLAs based on uptime and assuring execution that will directly affect the pace of SD-WAN adoption on the continent. Distinct players that are reselling third-party services and can offer enterprise customers better control over their networking and reliable on-net performance.

Maximum uptime and performance

CMC Networks’ DIA offers symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 10Gbps. It extends consistent performance throughout African markets and during peak traffic times. CMC Networks’ DIA solution is backed by on-the-ground engineers who understand local market situations and guarantee that services provide maximum uptime and performance.

The attributes of the underlay network are manifested in overlay facilities like SD-WAN. It is vital that enterprises throughout Africa have a reliable foundation for introducing new software-defined networking solutions. The advancement of IP Premier is a direct response to enterprise demands and the conversations the company is having with local IT teams in Africa, as well as worldwide MNCs who are in action on the continent, said CMC Networks’ Chief Technical Officer, Geoff Dornan.

They all would like to have greater intelligence and reliability in the underlay network to support SD-WAN, and that’s what the company is delivering, Dornan added.

CMC Networks is the initial and only service provider in Africa with both Ethernet and MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certifications. Its on-the-ground engineers communicate in local languages and are active in over 110 service locations in the Middle East, Africa, and across the globe.

About CMC Networks

CMC Networks is a global Tier 1 service provider that facilitates and speed up digital transformation in the most challenging markets in the world. Headquartered in South Africa and delivering services for more than 30 years, it blends network reach throughout six continents with innovation in AI, cloud, cybersecurity, EDGE, SDN, virtualization, and a range of services to solve local enterprise challenges with top-notch solutions.

CMC offers data communications to Carriers, Multinationals, Governments, and different non-profit organizations, operational in more than 110 Service Locations and providing a cost-efficient, resilient, and scalable network.

CMC Networks has the greatest pan-African network servicing 51 out of 54 countries across Africa and 12 countries in the Middle East, as well as local centers in strategic, interconnect locations throughout the UK, Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. CMC’s greater part of investors is The Carlyle Group, a global investment company with $222 billion of assets under management through 365 investment vehicles.

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