Workonline Communications – a wholesale internet provider has today launched its third core Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Mombasa, Kenya. Founded in 2006, Workonline is one of the largest IP transit networks in Africa, and the company established its first PoP in Kenya in 2017. Currently, it’s expanding infrastructure across both East and West Africa.
The new PoP, housed in the carrier-neutral iColo datacentre in Mombasa, brings an important new addition to the IP Transit options available in the datacentre to content distribution networks, cloud networks, and internet service providers.
Workonline is recognized for its long-term vision of deploying equipment capable of delivering up to 100 Gbps services at each of its core PoPs. Further to this, Workonline now connects its two PoPs in Mombasa to its main PoP in Nairobi over the four most reliable routes.
In return, this enables Workonline to provide the most reliable remote peering services, Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), Ethernet Private Line (EPL), and IP Transit services in the market today.
In 2019, Workonline Communications became the first African network to deploy Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Route Origin Validation (ROV) to improve the security of Internet routing in Africa, and now, Workonline’s engineers continue to assist other networks in Africa in implementing RPKI ROV as the head of business confirms:
“We’re committed to keeping traffic local and building a better Internet in Africa, with Africa – and supporting secure, efficient on-continent networks,”said Benjamin Deveaux – Head of Business Development at Workonline Group.
iColo’s CEO, Ranjith Cherickel explains that Workonline’s PoP is a welcome boost for ensuring that more citizens access e-services, as a result, small businesses can come online and enjoy the benefit of world-class internet. “We are proud to partner with Workonline Communications to offer this experience”, Ranjith concluded.