Verizon Business, the international networking arm of Verizon (NYSE:VZ, news, filings), announced today an alliance with Gateway Business that will bring it MPLS connectivity to 14 additional countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Gateway Business is a Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD, news, filings) company which bills itself as the leading pan-African wholesale provider, but I'm still looking for a network map to give me a better idea what sort of assets they have. Which new countries, you ask? Well, for the geographically unstudied and those who like me prefer a visual depiction, I put together a quick map:
If it's blue, it's on Verizon's list now: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Seems like a pretty good start.