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Virtual Technologies and Solutions extends Network Capacity within Burkina Faso

The first commercial deployment of the Cassini solution in Africa

To extend the network capacity within Burkina Faso
Internet Service Provider
Tools Deployed
IP Infusion OcNOS, Edgecore, ufiSpace, II-VI, SuperMicro


Virtual Technologies and Solutions (VTS) was launched in 2016 by a small, yet dedicated team who wanted to create an Internet Service that would provide fast and reliable connectivity in Burkina Faso. VTS’s approach is client-centric, and focused on delivering a level of service and support to their clients unparalleled by any other provider in Burkina Faso. They offer exceptional support 24/7 to ensure they are meeting the needs of even the most demanding clients. They are experienced, approachable and committed to what they do.

VTS’s vision has always been to provide a full range of services at affordable prices to suit a variety of clients including residential, wholesale, enterprise and more. They are unique as their core global internet connectivity is presented in Ghana, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the United States where they have multiple transit and peering connections with a variety of global networks. This allows them to ensure their clients are connected in in the shortest amount of time using the most direct paths. They continue to invest heavily in their infrastructure ensuring it is future proof to meet demand, and also ensuring they stay at the forefront of being the leading ISP in the country and region. VTS has come a long way in short period of time, and they represent one of the success stories on the Burkina Faso Internet market and they have done so with minimal advertising campaigns but purely from customer loyalty and word of mouth.


To extend the network capacity within Burkina Faso, connecting the cities of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, with Dakola, almost 200km away.


The production units of the Edgecore Network’s Cassini solution were used to interconnect Ouagadougou with Dakola through 200km of 200Gbps fiber allowing VTS to extend its capacity from West Africa Cable System (WACS), ACE and MainOne. The project uses Cassini, TIP’s disaggregated coherent switch and open packet transponder built by Edgecore Networks, and the networking stack of OcNOS, the industry’s full-featured network OS for white box disaggregated network solutions that provides transition from traditional networks to open networks. This is the first commercial deployment of the Cassini solution in Africa.

VTS leveraged TIP’s Cassini solution to dramatically increase bandwidth while reducing TCO. IP Infusion’s fully validated solution is key to their efforts to link these two major cities. The optical transport solution featuring IP Infusion’s OcNOS and the Edgecore Cassini transponder platform with optical modules helped VTS to easily add high-capacity fiber links which improved their operational experience. This 200Gbps link is the first of its kind in Burkina Faso and will deliver faster, more reliable connectivity for all of their customers.

The full list of products utilizied by VTS in this project included:


VTS was able to launch a capacity of 200Gb per one optical module and the fact that the Cassini transponder has eight modules, they could push the capacity up to 1.2Tb per Cassini box. This provided flexibility on capacity provisioning which is serving the growing demand for network connectivity in Burkina Faso. The centralized management and provisioning layer of IP Infusion’s OcNOS helped VTS to adopt network automation which makes service provisioning and configuration change faster and easier than before.

“EPS Global works with a wide range of innovative technology vendors and are well recognized for their great customer service and tech support”


EPS Global works with a wide range of innovative technology vendors and their team is well recognized for their great customer service and tech support. They are extremely well positioned in the open networking ecosystem, with partnerships with almost all hardware and software network disaggregation players around the globe. EPS introduced VTS to a variety of vendors to explore all options that would satisfy their business needs, and they supported them through their Proof of Concepts to find the right solution.

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