Two of the most innovative carriers in the Southern Hemisphere, CMC Networks and Neutrona Networks, have reached an exclusive agreement to bring the benefits of additional scale and capabilities for customers doing business in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
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“CMC and Neutrona have very similar operating models, offering world class solutions in historically difficult territories,” says Marisa Trisolino, CEO of CMC Networks. “This partnership reinforces CMC’s commitment to provide a one-stop approach servicing our customers’ needs on a global scale, while offering ‘second to none’ solutions that embrace next generation technology.”
“I’m excited by the opportunity to increase our ability to serve the world’s fastest growing digital marketplaces with the latest in ‘smart’ technologies designed to expand seamless connectivity for our global customers in these regions,” says Luciano Salata, president and co-founder of Neutrona Networks. “We have always viewed Neutrona as a ‘bridge’ into the Americas, and now that bridge just got a lot longer.”
Under the agreement, CMC will extend its footprint by adding more than 30 points of presence (PoPs) in Latin America. In return, Neutrona expands its reach with access to more than 100 PoPs throughout Africa and the Middle East. With the support of established “network to network interconnections” (NNIs) in Brazil and USA, both companies offer lower latency by providing a direct alternative to existing North American routes. They will also take advantage of cable systems that directly connect the Americas with Africa.
Each carrier’s respective SDN platforms, CMC’s C-RAN and Neutrona’s SHIFT, use complementary technologies enhanced by artificial intelligence to ensure applications are routed to meet required Service Level Agreements efficiently and without jitter, latency, and packet loss. The combined networks also allow real-time provisioning and activation for a seamless customer experience across three continents.
The new agreement promises to offer the world’s first intercontinental network connection across the Southern Hemisphere with the ability to scale to over 140 points of presence in 80 countries. It also brings together two companies who share similar philosophies.
“The ethos of both CMC and Neutrona is built around customer experience, digital transformation and innovation,” says Trisolino. “Each company is a regional leader in providing SD-WAN and access to Cloud services, so we are in an excellent position to drive collaboration and innovation in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.”
About CMC Networks
CMC Networks, headquartered in South Africa, is a Global Telecommunications Carrier. Providing services for close to 30 years, CMC provides data communications to Carriers, Governments, Multinationals and various non-profit organizations. CMC owns in excess of 110 plus global POPs providing a cost effective scalable and resilient network. CMC has the largest pan African network servicing 51 out of 54 countries in Africa and 12 countries in the Middle East, and offers regional hubs in key interconnect locations across Europe, the America’s and Asia Pacific. CMC provides its customers with a broad portfolio of Carrier Grade Network Solutions including: Ethernet, MPLS, DIA and SDN / SD-WAN and Cloud based solutions. CMC’s majority shareholders are The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $222 billion of assets under management across 365 investment vehicles.
About Neutrona Networks
Neutrona Networks is a neutral and independent managed network service provider company that is re-writing the rules of telecommunications in the Americas by pioneering innovation in customer experience, network intelligence, and process automation. It provides world-class SD-WAN, MPLS or hybrid networks and private cloud connect services to the largest telecommunications operators around the world and the Fortune 500 customers they serve, as well as regional and global enterprises based in the Americas. It has a direct presence in more than 15 countries, offering access to every city throughout the region via its extensive network of interconnections with local carriers and direct connectivity to the main Cloud Service Providers. Its network rides upon multiple submarine cable systems and terrestrial fiber rings monitored and managed with its “home-grown” SDN solution.