IPC Points-of-Presence Primary International Backhaul Backup International Capacity City to City High Speed Fibre Links
WACS SAT3 EASSy Fibre Link Fibre Link Fibre Link
Direct International break out on WACS
Direct International break out on EASSy
Direct International break out on WACS

How does the Internet Work?

How we bring the Web to your Home

Your Home
Your PC, Tablets, Smartphones, Game Consoles etc. connect via W-Fi or Ethernet Cable to your local DSL connection.
Telkom Network
Your modem connects to the Telkom network via your DSL enabled Phone Line. You are then routed via Telkom's IPC from Telkom's Network to the MTN Network
The MTN Network
IPC is a connection owned by Telkom which connects their DSL infrastructure to other Service Providers. You break out of Telkom's Network onto MTN's National Network via IPC.
World Wide Web
MTN acquires International connectivity via Undersea cables such as EASSy and WACS. Your connection is then routed on these undersea cables to your data's final destination.

Afrihost have partnered with the biggest telecoms network on the continent to offer the best products and services to our clients. We admire MTN’s focus on innovation, and applaud their groundbreaking projects throughout the country. MTN are spending millions of Rands to ensure that Afrihost’s DSL products are of the highest quality. 

Transparent caching platform delivers YouTube, music, games and downloads at high speed, with a dramatic improvement in Quality of Experience. This helps manage bandwidth demands for over-the-top video, peer-to-peer and file download traffic, eliminating network congestion.
Google Node
Establishing a node within the MTN network ensures the best latencies and speeds using Google based services like Gmail, Youtube, Google Docs, and other GoogleApps on offer. Cached content also means faster access to popular resources being accessed on the network.
Content Delivery Network
Content Delivery Network products are designed to effectively manage and enhance web based media traffic, minimising congestion across the network from aggregation, to backbone, to interconnect. CDN technology provides a superior Quality of Experience (QoE) and reduces demand on network resources. 
Route Reflectors
Route Reflectors are a network redundancy feature that minimises downtime at any point in the network. With multiple routers able to peer with a single node on the network, should any failure occur, downtime can be reduced from approximately 90 seconds to a fraction of a second (milliseconds).