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Gcore continues to expand its global Edge Network. In January 2023, we launched new points of presence (PoPs) in Africa, Asia, and Europe. These regions attract international web services due to their rapidly growing internet audiences.
Read on to learn more about how Gcore’s new points of presence can help you provide your users with the best possible performance.
Africa is one of the most challenging regions in the world regarding network infrastructure. With a large, rapidly growing market for digital services, many African countries have internet users who participate in the global economy and rely on stable, worldwide connectivity. That’s why we decided to expand our services to Lusaka, Zambia, and other African countries. This way, we can provide exceptional network services for our customers so their users can have the best possible service performance, even in hard-to-reach locations.
There were 5.47 million internet users in Zambia as of January 2022, an internet penetration rate of 28.5% of the population at the start of that year. To provide our customers better access to this audience, we’ve opened our new point of presence in Lusaka, Zambia. Let’s see the result:
The city of Windhoek, Namibia, is the perfect location for our next point of presence. Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia and is conveniently located in the center of the country. It is a vibrant city with a growing economy, making it an ideal place to establish our new PoP.
Namibia’s internet penetration rate stood at 51% of the total population at the start of 2022—translating to 1.33 million active internet users as of that January. We opened a new point of presence in Windhoek to give customers minimal latency access to this audience:
One more new Edge Network PoP is in Lome, Togo.
West Africa is a vast and fast-growing market. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of Internet users in Togo increased by 259,000 (+13.1%). There were 2.23 million active internet users in Togo as of January 2022.
We opened Edge Network’s PoP in this country to give our customers access to this market. As a result, latency in the country has significantly decreased.
We continue to enhance our leadership in the EU, so the next stop on our list is Norway.
There were 5.43 million internet users in the country in January 2022. To provide our customers with better access to this audience, we opened a new PoP in Oslo, significantly reducing Edge Network latency throughout Norway. This new PoP will help us further our leadership in the EU and provide our customers with better access to the Norwegian market.
Davao, the Philippines, is home to another new PoP.
There were 76.01 million internet users in the Philippines in January 2022, and that number is rapidly growing. Analysis indicates that internet users in the Philippines increased by 2.1 million (+2.8%) between 2021 and 2022. We’re confident that this user base will continue to grow steadily, and we want our customers to take advantage of working in this fast-growing market. Therefore, we opened a new PoP in Davao, reducing Edge Network latency throughout the country.
At Gcore, we strive to make our services even more convenient and efficient for our customers. Our Edge Network infrastructure knows no boundaries, and our engineers are constantly developing it further in regions across the globe, such as Africa, Asia, and more. As a result, we already have more than 140 PoPs worldwide, and we are still going.
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