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1 iWeek Presentation Alan Bacher : Portfolio Head - Internet Access

2 Elements of Neotel’s Network Global Transit Content / Applications National network Access: Fibre Access: Wireless Voice Interconnect Internet Peering Network services

3 Tata Communications A global player, delivering a new world of communications Home base in developing markets: India, South Africa, Far East Largest carrier of international wholesale voice minutes Presence in 195 countries, across the 5 continents Amongst the largest owners of submarine cable capacity Tier 1 IP network carrying 15% of the Internet’s traffic

4 Tier 1 Internet in South Africa Latencies to destinations globally are minimised by using shortest fibre routes to create mesh network

5 Reliability – SAT-3 failure on 21 Jan 2010 IP Traffic on SAT-3 IP Layer provides restoration per packet No interruption to user connectivity Redundancy through SAT-3, SAFE, SEACOM and now EASSy IP Traffic on SEACOM International IP Traffic

6 Connecting South Africa EASSy SEACOM SAFE SAT-3 SAFE Mtunzini Melkbosstrand BLOEMFONTEIN PRETORIA PORT ELIZABETH DURBAN CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG POLOKWANE NELSPRUIT WITBANK RICHARDS BAY KIMBERLEY George Umtata Bisho Welkom Sasolburg Phalaborwa Ermelo Bethlehem ZIMBABWE MOZAMBIQUE SWAZILAND BOTSWANA NAMIBIA LESOTHO PIETERMARITZBURG EAST LONDON WACS Yzerfontein NATIONAL LONG DISTANCE km, linking major centres METROPOLITAN NETWORKS 4000 km in Gauteng, CT, Durban

7 Connecting Southern Africa BLOEMFONTEIN PRETORIA PORT ELIZABETH DURBAN CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG POLOKWANE NELSPRUIT WITBANK RICHARDS BAY KIMBERLEY George Umtata Bisho Welkom Sasolburg Phalaborwa Ermelo Bethlehem ZIMBABWE MOZAMBIQUE SWAZILAND BOTSWANA NAMIBIA LESOTHO PIETERMARITZBURG EAST LONDON To Zimbabwe To Mozambique To Namibia To Swaziland To Lesotho To Botswana

8 Metro and access optical fibre network

9 NeoMetro Link – The new onramp  High bandwidth Ethernet point-to-point connectivity in metros  South Africa’s first Metro Ethernet service, with speeds up to 1 Gbps  Optical fibre metropolitan networks and FTTC and FTTB access  Replacing leased lines as the standard connectivity for all services

10 NeoBroadband – Fibre Broadband The Broadband flagship in South Africa Speed: 1 – 15 Mbps, Uncapped, Unshaped Symmetrical up/down, low contention ratio High Availability: Dual fibre feed to building Flexibility: Software upgrade/downgrade Managed Customer Premises Equipment Simple integration into customer LAN Multiline and single line voice service (VoIP) Areas: Targeted buildings / office parks Why NeoBroadband Fibre? True Broadband performance, world class network One provider accountable for entire service Immune to lightning, rain, corrosion, copper theft

11 NeoBroadband – WiMAX Broadband WiMAX Fixed Broadband Wireless service Down: 1 – 8 Mbps, Up: 768 kbps – 3 Mbps Unshaped, Uncapped with Fair Use Policy Flexibility: Software upgrade/downgrade Optional bundled customer switch/router Simple integration into customer LAN Single line voice service (VoIP) Rapid installation, with outdoor antenna Areas: Zones in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban Why NeoBroadband WiMAX? DSL performance over wireless access One provider accountable for entire service Immune to lightning, rain, corrosion, copper theft

12 Neotel’s Content Delivery Network What is a Content Delivery Network? Developed to cache (mirror) files across the Internet Concept pioneered by Akamai in the late 1990s CDNs today carry more varied traffic, including streaming Akamai, Limelight, Level 3, Panther, BitGravity dominate Today account for 10% of all Internet traffic, with one third video Video is about a third of the traffic, but not of the economic value Why use a Content Delivery Network? Distributed servers, distributed bandwidth Consistent local performance, close to users Optimised for content e.g. video delivery Only the largest players can build their own Sources: Frost & Sullivan, ATLAS Internet Observatory

13 Thank You


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