SA International Bandwidth
June 1, 2010 5 Comments
Few things get me (and most businesses) as excited as the prospect of loads of international bandwidth at reduced prices! With the SA government giving up it’s control and the rest of the world knowing the potential for Africa and SA in particular, it seems we’re finally going to experience the internet!
Telcos and major consortiums are laying cables left, right and centre across Africa, and I for one can’t wait for all the plans and roll-outs to be completed! (Ok, left, right and centre doesn’t apply to Africa, but it’s true of SA with DFA laying fibre all over the place.)
The DFA (Dark Fibre Africa) consortium has been digging up our roads and creating opportunities to gain direct, high-speed access to the all the new international links at speeds we could only dream of 5-10 years ago.
Of course this means that Software-as-a-Service and Cloud Computing is here to stay! SA businesses no longer need to fear using SaaS due to bandwidth constraints and ridiculous costs! The [digital] world is getting so small that soon your users won’t be able to distinguish whether their data is being accessed from your own DC in the basement or a highly secure SAS70 Type II certified DC somewhere in London or New York.
Catch you on the up!