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BringCom acquires Ugandan operator Datanet

BringCom acquires Ugandan operator Datanet

BringCom has completed its acquisition of Datanet in Uganda after receiving final approval from the Uganda Communications Commission.

Established in 1999, Datanet is a network service provider operating in Uganda and offering corporate network connectivity as well as secure and reliable wholesale access services. Datanet was the first company in the East African region to enroll in the MEF Services Interconnect program with the aim of establishing standardised Carrier Ethernet access services and networks.

It also launched EP-LAN service over its Carrier Ethernet network between Uganda and Kenya powering multi-branch interconnectivity/operations and LAN extensions. More recently, the company announced its MEF CE 2.0 E-Access certification. Datanet provides the East African region MEF certified access circuits and services as well as ENNI interconnections to expand further the global reach of standardized Carrier Ethernet services.

“Datanet’s acquisition reflects BringCom’s strategy to expand its pan-African Carrier Ethernet network and global connectivity services,” said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO of BringCom.

Datanet will allow BringCom to test its next-generation SDN/NFV platform in Uganda before the planned global rollout. BringCom’s SDN/NFV platform will improve its ability to support international carriers’ connectivity within Africa and competitively service the requirements of enterprises in the region.

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