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Seacom launches Cape Town PoP

November 13, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

In South Africa, Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Cape Town for customers wanting to access and terminate services in the city.

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

The new SEACOM PoP plays a vital role in linking Eastern and Western undersea cable systems and enabling diversity for SEACOM customers on both coasts of Africa.

Located in the Carrier Netural Teraco CT-1 datacentre in  Rondebosch, the PoP provides access to the full suite of SEACOM’s services.

The SEACOM services available from the Cape Town PoP include:

  • SEACOM’s Private Line Service offers customers connectivity through multiple cable systems reaching Africa, Europe and Asia as well as national connectivity to key interconnection points such as Johannesburg, Yzerfontein, Mtunzini and Durban
  • Global IP Transit provides customers with access to the Internet through multiple Global Tier 1 providers, a mesh of subsea and terrestrial routes as well as optimised routing to many key African Operators, Service Providers and CDN networks, including the full set South African IP routes.
  • African IP Transit provides customers with cost-effective African connectivity available through the SEACOM network.
  • Ethernet provides dedicated, transparent, EoMPLS connectivity across the SEACOM network and onwards, through our International Partner Networks.
  • Remote Peering provides access to the top European & African Internet Exchange Points and the ability to peer directly, with content providers and networks operators via a single port.

“SEACOM has traditionally connected Africa to Europe, but we are now also increasingly improving inter-Africa connectivity and helping African and European carriers to grow their African footprint. With direct links to the East and West African undersea cable systems, our new Cape Town PoP gives current and future SEACOM customers yet another option to choose from,” says SEACOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Simpson.

Staff writer

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