Rack Centre, a Tier III carrier and cloud-neutral data center in West Africa, has expanded its reach of available interconnection services with the addition of Workonline Communications, one of the largest IP network providers in Africa, to the enviable list of its growing marketplace.

Workonline Communications (AS 37271) has megaPoPs across Africa, including Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, and was the first African wholesale IP transit provider to deploy Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) origin validation (OV) to improve the security of Internet routing in 2019.

The company specializes in providing wholesale IP transit (IPT), remote peering and Layer 2 Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services.

To further enhance its West African presence, Workonline Communications launched its first Point of Presence (PoP) in Nigeria. The company’s new megaPoP, which went live in late 2022, was launched on the strength of the Rack Centre data center in Lagos, with the readiness to provide 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps services.

Welcoming Workonline Communications to Rack Centre, Jasper Lankhorst, the group chief executive officer, reiterated the benefit of being part of the rich carrier and ISP ecosystem provided by Rack Centre’s marketplace, which now creates an opportunity for customers to get access to top-notch services offered by Workonline Communications.

In a bid to consolidate its leadership position and expand its current campus, Rack Centre is developing one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in Lagos, Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rack Centre became the first International Finance Corporation (IFC) EDGE-certified data center in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, officially making it the first Green Certified Data Center in Africa and the most connected facility in the region.

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