According to Teraco, the Meltingpot Indianoceanic Submarine System (Métiss) is accessible from its data centre in Durban, known as Teraco DB1.

Métiss is a 3 200km subsea fibre-optic cable system connecting South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius. The Métiss consortium comprises Canal+ Télécom, CEB Fibernet, Emtel, Zeop and SRR (SFR) Telma.

The METISS consortium has contracted Liquid Telecom to act as the Landing Party in South Africa, responsible for the installation of the terrestrial component of the METISS cable system and the operational aspects of the system in South Africa. The Métiss cable lands at the Amanzimtoti Cable Landing Station. Liquid Telecom provides backhaul connecting the Amanzimtoti Cable Landing Station and Teraco DB1.

With Métiss consortium members having infrastructure in both the Teraco DB1 and Teraco JB1 (Johannesburg) data centre facilities, the Indian Ocean islands have direct access to Teraco’s ecosystem of over 300 networks, 130 IT service providers, 50 global content providers and the key global cloud providers. The availability of a new cable servicing the Indian Ocean islands region widens the addressable market for content and cloud providers in South Africa. It adds new resilience to the existing telecoms infrastructure.

Situated on Durban’s north coast, Teraco DB1 is a strategic interconnection hub on the African subsea cable map with access to Métiss. Additionally, SEACOM and EASSy cable systems  are already accessible from the facility.

Teraco’s DB1 facility is connected to Teraco JB1 Campus in Isando, Johannesburg through a wide choice of carriers, via diverse regional fibre routes.