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Livecom and NewTelco South Africa enable IP-based Media Streaming

29 September 2014

NewTelco South Africa, a Jasco Group company, is facilitating the IP-based media CDN access to 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 Hong 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 necessary.


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 these PoPs.


"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.



About 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.