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Verizon expands MPLS offering in Africa

US carrier Verizon has formed an alliance with Gateway Business Africa that will expand Verizon Business Private IP network capabilities in several African countries.The agreement allows Verizon Business to leverage Gateway’s network presence and extend coverage of the Verizon MPLS network to an additional 14 pan-African countries by using interconnection points between the companies’ networks.

Verizon Business customers now can access Private IP network capabilities in Tanzania and Kenya in Africa’s eastern region; Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Cameroon on the western coast; and Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa in the central and southern regions. Other countries to be added to the Private-IP Gateway interconnection arrangement are Uganda, Lesotho, Angola and Zambia.

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