In order for an ISP to establish their own network and in a manner which would replicate an ISP buying point to point links from Telkom, ISP’s can purchase point to point layer 2 capacity from Africa INX using their own core routers, or using the Africa INX Virtual POP solution.
Once in place ISP’s can set up and define QOS on their own MPLS network core, and use Africa INX simply to provide wholesale capacity between their MPLS nodes, on a national and International basis.
The ISP benefit is the ability to purchase bandwidth at more sustainable volumes, and at higher competitive rates normally achieved when dealing with alternate operators in the market. Africa INX provides options that can be purchased in increments of 2 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
A larger benefit of this model still, is being able to aggregate an ISP’s own client bandwidth requirements within the wholesale links, as opposed to the option of simply reselling their current suppliers managed services.
Even though Africa INX runs an MPLS core, Metro E network access are also deployed at a layer 2 level , as such layer 2 network solutions are predominantly provisioned.