GlobeCast’s international fibre network, newly renamed the GlobeCast Backbone Network, now reaches 32 Points-of-Presence around the globe including, most recently, Johannesburg and Sao Paulo.
According to Globecast, the newly expanded network has two key aims; the first being to provide a cost-effective way for content to be moved quickly and securely around the world, and the second to allow those broadcasters using the network to easily access an existing community of partners and facilities once the content reaches its destination.
Johannesburg and Sao Paulo are the latest Points-of-Presence on the GlobeCast Backbone Network, which spans five continents and uses over 92,000 km of DTM fibre in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Each PoP was selected for its strategic location and responds to market growth and the needs of GlobeCast’s present and future clients. And the company says that new PoPs are being planned for deployment in late 2010 and will be announced in coming months.