Level 3 Communications, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers, is collaborating with Workonline Communications to provide enhanced network connectivity in Africa.

Workonline, based in South Africa, is an innovative pan-African service provider of fibre-based connectivity services. By working with Level 3, the company will be able to provide seamless connectivity to its customers outside South Africa via Level 3’s global network, using network-to-network interfaces (NNIs) in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London. Level 3 will be able to access new network opportunities provided by Workonline, particularly in metro areas in the Africa region.

“Our goal is to provide our clients with innovative and cost-effective solutions on a global scale, whilst maintaining the highest standards of design, build and deployment,” said Edward Lawrence, Commercial Director, Workonline Communications. “By collaborating with Level 3, we will be able to improve our ability to provide our clients in the Africa region with further connectivity into key markets in Europe, North America and globally.”

“By utilising Workonline’s network connectivity, particularly in metro areas in South Africa, we have a very cost-effective and reliable access partner to serve our customers’ main economic centres in South Africa,” said Jos Martens, Director, EMEA Growth Programs, Level 3 Communications.

Level 3 and Workonline will be outlining details of the benefits of the collaboration to attendees at Africacom (November 11-13, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa).