29 September 2014
Africa, a Jasco Group company, is facilitating the IP-based media CDN access
Chinese expatriates across the African continent. This has been enabled by the
establishment of a Point of Presence (PoP) for LiveCom at the Teraco data
centre in Johannesburg. LiveCom, a
Kong-based service provider delivers
comprehensive telecommunication services for enterprises and telco carriers and across
the globe. New Telco South Africa is assisting LiveCom to enter into the
African market with colocation ,
equipment hosting, interconnects and managed services that enable media CDN access to the continent.
“In order to make
Internet media streaming of the news
of local communities and regions more convenient and rapid to transmit to Chinese content
providers and introduce to ordinary Chinese public, it
was necessary for LiveCom to establish hosting points in Africa. The PoP in
Johannesburg is the first step in this process. As a re seller of Teraco datacentre
space and a leading provider of carrier neutral co-location solutions, we were
perfectly positioned to assist,” says Eckart Zollner, Head of Business
Development at New Telco South Africa.
LiveCom has currently rented rack spaces in the Teraco datacentre in
Johannesburg. New Telco South Africa is also providing all service and
maintenance of the equipment, and adding interconnects to providers as and when
The LiveCom PoP
facilitated by NewTelco was installed in February 2014 and has been live since
March. LiveCom is now looking to expand its offering through deployments in other
parts of Africa, and Jasco will be providing the backhaul services between
"Livecom is always dedicated to provide integrated ICT services to
serve overseas Chinese enterprises in Africa. There is no any POP in Africa
before this CDN project. And this project also requests to connect local POP
with Livecom's cross-continent POPs, and provide local Internet services, etc.
Thanks to New Telco/JASCO's one stop professional services, Livecom can deliver
this CDN project so smoothly and efficiently. Ordinary citizens in China
Mainland now can know what is happening in Africa and view the life and stories
across the continent more quickly than before." says Yang Zhengrong,
COO of Livecom Limited.
NewTelco South Africa:
NewTelco SA (Pty) Ltd was formed in 2009 and is
co-owned with a 67% shareholding held by the listed ICT solutions company Jasco
Electronic Holdings (Pty) Ltd. It provides
infrastructure and interconnect solutions to telecommunication network
operators. Our primary focus are the markets of Western and Eastern Europe,
Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Africa. Our infrastructure products and services
provide optimised solutions for Points of Presence, carrier to carrier
interconnect and hosting solutions.
NewTelco SA’s products and
services are entirely carrier neutral, thus providing the largest number of
possible interconnect opportunities. The company has also invested into its own
carrier class SDH and Ethernet deployment of switches and multiplexers across major
international telecommunication hubs. Our company is able to offer a flexible
port leasing model through this technology, thus providing network operators
with a virtual presence in any of our global locations at no capital outlay and
within days of ordering such services.
The company has formed four
operating entities; our headquarters are based in Frankfurt, Germany and we
have established subsidiaries in Georgia, Ukraine and South Africa.