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TENET leverages XKL’s optical technology to enhance subsea network

June 2018 News

XKL, a leading provider of fibre optic networking systems, has announced that TENET, a research and education network based in South Africa, purchased XKL DarkStar transponder and mux/demux systems, providing a protected connection between two of its strategic data centre locations in London. The interconnection is a critical component of a subsea cable network linking London to Cape Town. The transponder systems establish the connection between multi-tenant data centres, which connect to subsea fibre managed by the West African Cable System (WACS).

TENET operates multiple peering and transit links across Europe and Africa, as well as UbuntuNet gateways under contract to the UbuntuNet Alliance. The provider also offers direct connections to GÉANT, the European research and education network. With several initiatives driving network utilisation, the company intends to increase its capacity over time and sought a network solution that intelligently accommodates growth.





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