Madagascan operator Telecom Malagasy (Telma) has signed the country’s first MPLS interconnection agreement with PCCW Global.
The deal will extend Telma’s Ethernet and IP VPN coverage across PCCW Global's resilient MPLS network, which reaches 3,000 cities in more than 130 countries, plus connectivity to and from Madagascar via major submarine cable systems including EASSY.
In addition, the agreement will give PCCW Global greater local access to Madagascar cities, including the capital Antananarivo and to the other major hubs. Importantly, this new interconnect agreement will boost business development in Africa, a significant market for both PCCW Global and Telma.
Patrick Pisal-Hamida, Telma Group’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “This collaboration is an important milestone in the development of our international business, especially international data services. It will extend the coverage area of our services beyond Madagascar to the rest of the world and vice versa.”
James Welch, PCCW Global’s Vice President and Head of Sales of EEMEA, said, “Interconnecting with Telma ensures that we can provide extensive connectivity to Madagascar and the rest of Africa at competitive cost and with faster provisioning times too.”