Epsilon delivers international connectivity to North, West and Central Africa for leading Italian voice and data service provider
Singapore – May 21, 2014 – Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has been selected by Vuetel Italia, a leading provider of Italy-Africa voice and data services, for the delivery of international networks in Europe and Africa. Vuetel uses SDH, Ethernet, IP, VoIP, and colocation services provided by Epsilon to connect its customers to more than 10 African countries. The voice and data provider has points of presence (POPs) in Epsilon Global Hubs in London and Paris Equinix, which gives them access to Epsilon’s more than 500 preconnected network operators.
Headquartered in Perugia, Italy, Vuetel Italia offers carrier services connecting Italy to Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Angola. It has network operations centres (NOCs) in Perugia, Tunisia, Benin and Burkina Faso.
“The rapid growth of the telecoms sector in Africa has meant more international operators need efficient access to local connectivity. That is why we have focused on developing our relationships in a diverse set of African markets and have been able to help Vuetel to grow its business and connect more customers across the continent,” says Clint Collins, Regional Director, Carrier Business MEA at Epsilon. “Our outsourcing model perfectly matches the needs of the African market.”
Epsilon has interconnection agreements with both the West Africa Cable System (WACS) on the west coast of Africa as well as SEACOM on the east coast. Its undersea cable presence circumnavigates Africa giving it access to Africa’s leading telecoms markets.
“Epsilon understood our needs and offered us a future-proof solution that can manage the growth in Africa we anticipate over the next five years. They have the reach, relationships and experience in Africa to support our business,” says Emanuela Bevilacqua, Chief Technical Officer at Vuetel Italia. “Our strategic presence in the Mediterranean and in geographically diverse markets across Africa meant we needed a unique networking solution and Epsilon was able to deliver an outsourced solution that helps us to capture more business and grow margin.”
Vuetel has plans to launch retail services in the Middle East and Africa with local partners and serve existing retail customers with its international infrastructure.
Epsilon is an award-winning enabler of connectivity services to communications service providers around the world. They operate the world’s largest Global Network Exchange with 500+ network operators pre-connected and ready for their networks to be used to create tailor-made solutions for service providers globally. Their services portfolio includes managed networks, co-location, system integration, first line maintenance and access solutions for voice service aggregation. As a carrier neutral infrastructure provider, they operate and source the highest quality networks and services in more than 170 countries and build flexible network solutions for national, regional and international communications companies.
About Vuetel Italia
Vuetel Italia was incorporated in 2008 in Rome. It is the second largest telecommunications company in Italy for international voice and data services with Mediterranean and African countries. Its focus on high-quality communications and network outsourcing for telecom operators in the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African countries has contributed to the rapid growth of the company in the international wholesale voice business, which is presently the main source of revenues with the highest growth's projection over the next five years. The company is also preparing a newly and innovative network infrastructure to provide high quality data services in the Mediterranean Countries and is going to launch its retail voice and data services in several countries in the Middle East and Africa very soon jointly with local partners.