Tata Communications (formerly VSNL) has announced today the further expansion of its network reach into Africa through an arrangement with Neotel, South Africa’s converged communications network operator. A new multi-service point of presence (PoP) has been established in Johannesburg by Tata Communications in association with the South African telco. Neotel has been delivering high speed internet, VPN, network management and hosting services to customers in South Africa since 2006. The new PoP seamlessly integrates with Neotel’s next generation network and IP/MPLS infrastructure for onward national and regional connectivity. The PoP offers MPLS, Ethernet, IP and International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services, connecting through Tata Communications’ global network to over 600 cities in 50 countries and onwards to customers in over 200 countries. India-based Tata owns and operates one of the world’s largest private sub-sea cable networks, enabling flexible, scalable end-to-end solutions backed by strong Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and delivering service to over 1,600 wholesale and 10,000 enterprise customers.