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Seacom expands Pan-African Network

March 16, 2011 • Top Stories

Brian Herlihy, CEO, SEACOM (Image: file photo)

SEACOM has extended its low cost broadband services into five more Southern African countries. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe will soon have access to the SEACOM network which contributes to SEACOM’s commitment to connect broadband starved African countries. The expansion of the company’s network 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.

“This latest development is integral to the continued 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,” said Suveer Ramdhani, SEACOM’s Head of Product Strategy

SEACOM has been investing in infrastructure to provide an African Internet experience that 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.

By Angela Meadon

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