EASSy Services

Services on EASSy can be purchased through any of the consortium members.

Services are available on EASSy only (i.e. landing station to landing station) or can include onward connectivity (into Africa or internationally).

Options on offer typically include short-term and long-term contracts & protected and restored services.

EASSy Services

EASSy-only services are offered between landing stations on the EASSy system. They do not include in-country backhaul or end-to-end management. They are ideal for customers with their own backhaul arrangements in place - either via their own in-country network or through partners.

End-to-end services are offered city-to-city or city-to-landing station across the EASSy system. They include in-country backhaul at one or both ends and are managed end-to-end. These are ideal for customers with no arrangements for backhaul in specific locations - either at one or both ends of the connection.

Protected services are based on the use of SDH rings to provide dual transmission paths, ensuring that sufficient protection capacity is available in the event of a network failure. Protected service are normally automated, with switch-over times of a few 10s of milliseconds.

BENEFIT: A protected service is extremely resilient and is normally backed with a very stringent Service Level Agreement.