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National Long Distance (Backhaul) -Ethernet Wave Service

MTN's next generation optical network increases reliability and predictability with low round trip delay and jitter. MTN's National Long-Distance Network is available in all Major Metro and small towns throughout South Africa.


  • MTN's long haul network is built on an industry leading platform, optimized for data services
  • Provides secure, dedicated, point-to-point transport service using optical wavelength with ethernet interfaces
  • Capable of offering 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps speeds
  • MTN has over 18 000Km of fibre rolled out in SA
  • Network Edge expands into metros for better access to last mile coverage
  • Connectivity to a growing portfolio of share tenants
  • Service Level Agreements include availability, MTTR, install and roundtrip delay commitments


  • Protected and unprotected transportation options
  • Sprint 24x7x365 network monitoring
  • Nationwide alternate routing offers unparalleled diversity and network reliability


  • Ability to support both regional, nationwide requirements
  • Client ports include transparent, ethernet, fiber channel, SONET, video, OTN
  • Our network is application agnostic, supporting all business-critical applications and cloud/hosted solutions

Cost Effective:

  • Simple, flat-rate pricing
  • Wave hardware is more cost effective than traditional routing hardware
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