Afrihost ADSL network upgrades to benefit gamers

Afrihost South Africa news

Afrihost is upgrading its ADSL network with new IPConnect (IPC) nodes in Cape Town and Durban, complementing its existing IPC node in Johannesburg.

“Telkom have committed that this additional capacity will be installed by no later the 25th February 2013,” Afrihost said.

These upgrades should serve gamers using Afrihost across the country in good stead as more IPC nodes means reduced latency for gaming traffic.

For example, gamers in Cape Town and Durban will be able to peer with each other at their respective IPC node, rather than the traffic travelling back and forth to Johannesburg.

Afrihost added that they are revising their Quality of Service (QoS) system to boost the overall experience of their ADSL clients.

“Until the new IPC is live, we will also be revising our QoS system to give the best overall experience, particularly with regard to HTTP downloads, to allow for higher priority for these vital services,” said Afrihost.

Afrihost said that their national network infrastructure upgrades are almost complete.

“The Johannesburg-Cape Town link has been upgraded to a 10Gbps fibre link, and the Johannesburg-Durban link is due to be completed soon,” said Afrihost.

“The additional international capacity on EASSy has been provisioned and should be live within the week.”

The company added that they will be looking at every available solution to deliver the best possible service, and to alleviate any issues experienced by uncapped users, until the additional IPC goes live.


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  • Robert Infy Hart

    There are many servers. Most are empty…

  • Brendyn Zachary

    For the games I play there are pretty much zero.

  • Robert Infy Hart

    A good start would be to tell the world which games you need servers for 😛

  • Brendyn Zachary

    DotA 2 😛

  • Robert Infy Hart

    Dota 2 server software is not available to the public. Valve would need to approach a server host. The server host will however make out as if it was all thanks to them 😉