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Workonline Communications further expands European presence


Johannesburg, 18 Sep 2018
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One of Africa's top three transit networks, Workonline Communications today announced it has installed a point of presence (POP) in Interxion's data centre campus in Marseille. This additional POP broadens Workonline Communications' footprint in Interxion data centres, with the provider now present in Marseille, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

"This POP will allow Workonline Communications to serve not only new customers but also existing customers in looking to expand and add services in fast-growing markets like Africa," explains Workonline Communications' Director of Business Development, Edward Lawrence. "Adding the Marseille POP to our network will allow us to offer even lower latency and improved redundancy to our clients in Africa and Europe."

Interxion's Marseille campus is the largest network-neutral campus in the region. It attracts the widest range of carriers, CDNs, service providers and enterprises looking to ensure the performance of their IT systems while lowering costs. It provides Workonline with interconnectivity to key markets in the EMEA region through 13 major international undersea cables, and the location is often seen as the gateway between North Africa and Europe.

"The Marseille data centre has more than 130 connectivity carriers, apart from key exchanges like France-IX, which will further enhance opportunities for our clients," explains Lawrence. "Importantly, the build supports carrier and content exchange from Europe to Africa, providing a higher quality Internet ecosystem for Africa. This is in line with our commitment to providing the best for Africa in all aspects of our business."

"Workonline's network expansion to Interxion Marseille provides our customers with a highly efficient solution for solving connectivity between Europe and Africa," said Mike Hollands, Director Market Development and Strategy, Interxion. "In addition, Workonline's innovative and flexible commercial offers add significant value to the growing community of interest in our Marseille facility."

Workonline

Workonline (AS 37271) is the fastest growing IP transit network in Africa and one of the largest in Africa. The company is focused on providing highly scalable, high quality and flexible service options to meet the needs of carriers, Internet service providers, content providers and mobile operators. @wolcomm

Interxion

Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 50 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion's uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With over 700 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

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Workonline Communications Heather Third heather@rainbowconsulting.co.za
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