SEACOM rolls out to five more countries

INTERNET

|
Image: By Seacom/Show of Force
SEACOM rolls out to five more countries

The SEACOM East African undersea cable network has now reached five more countries in southern Africa, with several more to follow in the next few months.

SEACOM announced that its services were now accessible from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

It said in a statement that its network expansion is coupled with increasing resilience through its recent acquisition of east and west coast submarine cable capacity.

“ This approach of partnering with established players to provide broadband services will continue as SEACOM develops its products and services based on resiliency, service quality and flexibility in line with customers’ evolving needs,” the statement read.

Suveer Ramdhani, SEACOM’ s Head of Product Strategy, said: “ This latest development is integral to the continued development and expansion of the SEACOM network in Africa and in particular to countries that have had limited access to broadband connectivity. We will continue to build relationships to meet our customers’ growing need for resilient and seamless capacity. This is part of SEACOM’ s objective to build the African Internet.”

He noted that SEACOM believes in a world where the African Internet experience is characterised by abundant local content, minimal latency, fast download and streaming speeds, and interconnected African markets.

Only 18 months after commercial launch, a number of countries across the continent now have the ability to access the SEACOM network with several more expected to be able to do so by the end of 2011.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

UK Travel Agency website puts Botswana first

UK-based travel agency Tribe Travel, in association with Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), has launched a new website to promote Botswana's tourist destinations.  Read More

Airtel Gabon links Libreville, Port-Gentil to ACE fibre optic network

Individual and corporate bodies in Libreville and Port-Gentil, Gabon’s two largest cities, will soon travel in the fast lane of the internet highway thanks to Airtel Gabon, which is about to link the two cities to the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fibre optic network. Read More

Spectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa

University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device. Read More

Nokia Networks, Safaricom launch LTE-A network in Kenya

Safaricom has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernize and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure and to help launch the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Kenya.  Read More

Airtel connects Embakasi Police station with free internet

Bharti Airtel has connected Embakasi Police Station in Nairobi, Kenya, to the internet for free.  Read More

Kenyan bloggers in fear over crackdown

Kenyan bloggers report that they feel ‘under siege’ after bloggers who have criticized government were arrested or their sites taken down. Read More

SA tech start-up solves the Google Woza Online problem

Do-it-yourself website builder, VIGO, is set to take on small businesses after the shutdown of Google SA’s Woza Online. Read More

MainOne commissions N7b data centre

MainOne has commissioned its premier Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for colocation, cloud and disaster recovery services in the sub-region. Read More

Bringing the ultra-broadband revolution to Africa

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes outlines the company’s vision for Africa. Read More

Douala, Yaoundé internet exchange points to be ready by June

Cameroon’s two internet exchange points (IXPs), earmarked to be established in the main cities of Douala and Yaoundé, will be ready by June 2015, the ministry of posts and telecoms said. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the ...

“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Zambia

It’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia ...

Spectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa

University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.