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SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

September 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

SEACOM today launches a new Remote Peering service, a product which bundles SEACOM connectivity with exchange point membership to provide operators and ISPs in Africa with a single point of contact for the management of their international peering requirements.

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

SEACOM has entered into partnerships with NAPAfrica, France-IX, LINX and AMS-IX to provide African customers with the ability to peer at these prominent exchange points without the high costs that ISPs would face doing it on their own.

By using the SEACOM Remote Peering service, operators and ISPs can manage peering sessions with several exchange points across a single local customer interface — thereby minimising infrastructure costs and complexity.  Scalability and volume discounts on capacity further ensure that customers are able to leverage an efficient connectivity solution which allows them to differentiate their service offerings in the markets they serve.

The SEACOM Remote Peering service optimises bandwidth usage through point-to-point/multipoint connectivity across SEACOM’s IP-MPLS network. Bursting options also allow for rapid, on-demand bandwidth and adaptability of the service to meet urgent customer network requirements.

Mark Simpson, CEO at SEACOM, stated: “Our Remote Peering service is the first to bring African operators the benefits of exchange point membership and peering – such as control over routing, lower latency, greater visibility, and lower packet loss – without the high costs associated with building out their own infrastructure to multiple exchange points. This translates into the ability to provide a better end-user experience without the need to incur additional capital expenditure.”

Staff writer

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