CMC Networks launches dedicated internet access solution

01 November 2022

CMC Networks has launched IP Premier, a high-performance dedicated internet access (DIA) solution designed to accelerate the adoption of SD-WAN across Africa.

IP Premier provides strict service level agreements (SLAs) for jitter, packet loss and round-trip delay (RTD), in addition to the standard availability. It provides a trusted foundation for rolling out SD-WAN services and delivering optimised user experience in some of the most challenging markets in the world.

IP Premier delivers predictable performance for connecting enterprise locations, cloud, content delivery networks and internet exchanges locally in Africa and across the globe. CMC Networks is a Microsoft Azure Peering Services partner in Africa and provides one hop from any location to a required on-ramp, optimising Office 365 experience for users.

“Over the last three decades, we have been developing and delivering solutions that cater to the specific needs of local markets across Africa. IP Premier delivers the consistency and reliability in the underlay network that enterprises need to deliver SD-WAN overlay services. We’re going beyond standard SLAs that are based on uptime, and guaranteeing performance that will have a direct impact on the speed of SD-WAN adoption on the continent,” said Marisa Trisolino, CEO at CMC Networks. “Unlike players that are reselling third party services, we’re able to give enterprise customers greater control over their networking and consistent on-net performance.”

The DIA provides symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 10Gbps with consistent performance across African markets and during peak traffic periods. CMC Networks’ DIA solution is supported by on-the-ground engineers who understand local market conditions and ensure that services deliver maximum uptime and performance.

“The attributes of the underlay network are reflected in overlay services like SD-WAN. It is critical that enterprises across Africa have a reliable foundation for rolling out new software-defined networking solutions. The development of IP Premier is a direct response to enterprise demands and the conversations we’re having with local IT teams in Africa, as well as global MNCs who are active on the continent. They all want greater intelligence and reliability in the underlay network to support SD-WAN, and that’s what we’re delivering,” said Geoff Dornan, CTO at CMC Networks.

CMC Networks is the first and only service provider in Africa with both MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Ethernet certifications.