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Global Connect

Global Connect enables international communication in all aspects, via submarine cables for internet or connectivity

Smooth international connectivity

With products that include IPLC L1, Ethernet L2 and Cross Connect; Openserve enables smooth international connectivity for licensed operators that allows access for local or international clients.

Global Connect products

Global Connect IPLC L1

Openserve’s Global Connect international private lease circuit (IPLC), is a secured and dedicated international point-to-point leased line service between SA-based customers and the rest of the world.


* Capacity levels and restoration on service are subject to availability

  • The service starts at the customer’s address in SA and is dependent on last-mile infrastructure availability in the access.
  • Provisioned as half and full circuit; Openserve can coordinate with international carriers for the foreign half of a full circuit or the clients may coordinate with an international carrier of their choice for the other foreign half of the circuit.
  • Openserve has access to African, European, Asian and American markets.
  • The IPLC foreign address can be reached through the procurement of a foreign lease.
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Bandwidth can be offered and increased with the following increments:

  • 10 Gbps (STM-64)
  • 2.5 Gbps (STM-16)
  • 622 Mbps (STM-4)
  • 155 Mbps (STM-1)
  • 45 Mbps (DS3)
  • 2 Mbps (E1)
  • 1 Gbps (Ethernet)
  • 10 Gbps (Ethernet)
  • 100 Gbps (Ethernet)
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Global Connect Ethernet L2

Global Connect Ethernet L2 is a point-to-point L2 services that will provide connectivity from South Africa to Europe and can be extended to other continents.

Standard product offer will be a virtual ethernet service from Teraco POPs to Europe POPs using the protected Openserve IP network international and national as an end-to-end service and can be extended to an address in SA using Openserve metro ethernet or POTN Network.

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Features and benefits

  • Protected international and national network.
  • Nationwide South Africa connectivity.
  • Bandwidths available from 10 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps.
  • Openserve provides and manages TCE.
  • Scalable and flexible bandwidth.
  • Cost-effective solution.
  • Ease of upgrades or downgrades.
  • Quality of service.
  • One invoice for end-to-end services.
  • Access Sharing.
  • Silver SLA.
  • 1/10 GigE port hand-over.
  • Three international Openserve IP network POPs namely London Telehouse West, Marseille Interxion and Frankfurt Equinix for diversity.

Cross Connect

A submarine cable landing station Cross Connect is a physical Fibre patch cable connecting a client’s submarine capacity to a co-located backhaul provider according to the relevant C&MA.

Openserve is the landing owner of 3 submarine cable landing stations (CLS)


Melkbosstrand CLS where S3WS cable terminates.


Mtunzini CLS where EASSy & S3WS cable terminate.


Yzerfontein CLS where WACS cable terminates.

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The Cross Connect can be offered on the various interface capacities dependant on relevant CLS as either NG-SDH or direct wave access (DWA)

  • E1 NG-SDH
  • DS3 NG-SDH
  • STM-1 NG-SDH
  • STM-4 NG-SDH
  • 1GE EoSDH
  • STM-16 DWA
  • STM-64 DWA
  • 10 GigE DWA
  • 100 GigE DWA
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