As part of its commitment to assisting African networks to further develop their global footprint, Workonline Communications, leading provider of wholesale IP transit and transport services based in sub-Saharan Africa, continues to grow its offering of access to the world’s largest and most strategic Internet Exchanges (IXs) from Africa.

The company’s relationship with the German-based Internet Exchange (IX), DE-CIX, is one of its most recent successes in this regard, which will assist Workonline and its clients to extend their reach. The exchange is now one of several global IXs to which Workonline offers remote peering services.

DE-CIX operates several Internet exchange points (IXPs) internationally, in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Palermo, Marseille, Madrid, Istanbul, Dubai, New York and Dallas. DE-CIX Frankfurt, is one of the world’s leading IXPs, with more than 5.1 Terabits per second peak traffic.

More than 800 customers from 60+ nations use DE-CIX’s platforms to lower costs, reduce latency, and increase IP performance and resilience.

Edward Lawrence, Director of Business Development for Workonline Communications explains, “Workonline’s portfolio of carrier-focused services enables our clients to extend their reach to new markets and enhance their existing services. This partnership with DE-CIX gives our clients the opportunity to expand their businesses and exchange traffic with more networks, through a trusted and reliable exchange.”

“Having an established African network like Workonline Communications on board as a DE-CIX reseller is truly a sign of the growing importance of peering worldwide. Workonline Communications’ as well as DE-CIX’s customers will benefit from this new partnership. The traffic exchange will further increase the quality of their IP networks,” says Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX.

“Workonline remains committed to connecting Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Partnerships such as this assist us in reaching this goal and ensuring our clients are able to meet theirs too,” Lawrence concludes.


Founded in South Africa in 2006, Workonline Communications is a privately owned global Network Service Provider. It is widely acclaimed as the South African network with the highest number of directly interconnected global tier 1 transits. The Workonline network, along with the reach of our international partners, enables us to offer high quality wholesale IP transit services as well as connectivity services to almost any location in the world.
Our customers include some of the world’s largest telecommunication companies. We pride ourselves on the stability and resilience of our global network, which we operate according to the highest standards across multiple points of presence (PoPs).
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DE-CIX – Where networks meet

DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchanges internationally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX has established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic, called peering. The company serves 850+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 60+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America. With 5.1+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet exchange. DE-CIX is your one-stop-shop for peering, interconnection and additional IX services.

Workonline Communications Media Contact:
Greg Forbes (CPRP)
Group Managing Director: Lion’s Wing Brand Communications – South Africa
+ 27 (0)11 888 9816 |+ 27 (0)82 399 039

Media contact DE-CIX:
Carsten Titt – Senior Manager Global Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)69 1730902 130