Core 2 Africa

Company Overview

Core2Africa Networks is a specialized company that focuses on the architecture, design and deployment of IP and Ethernet infrastructures for Service Providers and the following sectors:

  • Internet service providers

  • Carriers

  • Mobile operators

  • Application service providers

  • Broadband access networks

We believe that our expertise in the development of efficient, scalable infrastructure architecture and supporting systems will enable operators to cost optimize their environments whilst providing improved network availability, performance and customer experience.

Core2Africa strives to offer complete infrastructure solutions and enhancements that will enable the Service Provider to provision and maintain profitable services to their customers. Our view of a complete infrastructure extends considerably beyond the equipment and the network, namely:
  • Service creation and definition

  • Activation and provisioning of services to customers

  • Information of traffic patterns and service performance

  • Ongoing maintenance and sustainability of the service to the customer

  • Design of physical facilities including data centres and cable plant

In order to achieve these goals, the company is a firm believer in multi-vendor environments and will support vendors that we feel will provide the best of breed technological solutions for specific functional areas. Hence, we have entered into strategic alliances with key vendors whom we believe will assist us in making our customers more competitive.

The highly experienced team has vast background in what is arguably the largest and most advanced IP/MPLS service provider infrastructure on the African continent. This experience covers all aspects from the physical fibre plant in the ground, through the complex network protocols to the development of the services delivered to customers.

Our Company Structure

Our Network Evolution Approach

As data services are growing exponentially in a competitive environment, this is creating price pressure that is leading to significant price compression. At the same time, voice revenues are still dominant and data services are consuming the vast majority of bandwidth capacity where the underlying network infrastructure is undergoing transformation to packet-based technologies of IP/MPLS and Ethernet. This is creating a situation where operators need to carefully manage and reduce the total cost of operating the network whilst at the same time meet customer expectations for increased performance, quality and reliability.

Making the situation more challenging to manage is the typical way in which packet-based technologies have evolved within most operators. These challenges include the setup of islands of disparate infrastructure that have been built for different requirements. These islands have tended to be quite small and have been deployed in a fashion that suits the short term, minimized cost to the supplier rather than the long term, total cost of ownership to the operator.

The pressures of these rapidly evolving customer services are creating a challenging situation where disparate environments are required to interwork with each other and the global Internet. This interaction usually starts in an informal, ad hoc fashion and rapidly becomes difficult and costly to manage, operate, scale and troubleshoot.

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