Teledata’s major network restructure and what it means to you
Teledata engineers have been very busy further ensuring your access to our Internet service runs smoothly and efficiently. Last week, we completed a major network restructure that will significantly improve the reliability and stability of our network – which means we will have even higher service availability.
This work saw us connect all of our Point of Presence (PoP) base stations to our backbone fiber network. It took a few weeks to do this, but it was worth it.
Now all the network traffic flows from the PoPs to our backbone to our central hub.
We have over 1200 kilometers of metro fiber in Accra, Tema, and Kumasi, which we designed with the highest availability rate in Ghana.
We work hard to ensure you get excellent service from us, and we have greater network resiliency and higher service availability than the current market offering.
What does this network restructure mean to me?
For those who don’t know, your super-fast internet works by running through fiber-optic cables. These cables can carry telephone calls and emails right around the world at super speed.
As explainthatstuff.com puts it, fiber optics means sending light beams down thin strands of plastic or glass by making them repeatedly bounce off the walls. These cables are made up of fragile strands of glass or plastic; one cable can have as few as two strands or as many as several hundred. Each strand is less than a tenth as thick as a human hair. The strand can carry something like 25,000 telephone calls, so an entire fiber-optic cable can easily carry several million calls.
The information in these cables flows from our central hub. Previously, if anything happened at this central hub then all traffic flow would stop, and services disrupted.
But, with this upgrade we have found a way to circumvent this possibility and increase service availability. We set up a secondary hub to redirect network traffic automatically in case of an incident.
And best of all, our network restructure comes at no extra cost to you. However, you will get enormous benefits!