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    South Africa: Liquid Telecom appoints Seacom exec as CEO

    May 6, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

    According to the Liquid Telecom Group, Willem Marais has been appointed as Group Managing Executive. Additionally, Marais joins the company as the Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Telecom South Africa. The company revealed that Marais brings over 20 years’...

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    SEACOM appoints new CEO

    February 9, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

    SEACOM has revealed the appointment of Byron Clatterbuck as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). According to the company, Clatterbuck is an industry veteran with more than 18 years experience in the global telecommunications industry. He has held a number of...

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    SEACOM deploys two PoPs in Uganda

    September 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM deploys two PoPs in Uganda

    SEACOM has moved to strengthen its pan-African presence with the direct deployment of two Points of Presence (PoPs) in Uganda. With the Uganda Communications Commission giving its clearance to SEACOM Uganda, by issuing the Public Infrastructure Provider...

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    SEACOM to improve African internet experience

    June 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM to improve African internet experience

    SEACOM has announced its latest partnership with CDNetworks. Looking to improve the African internet experience, SEACOM has deployed CDNetworks’ content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP Network in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The nodes will...

  • Brian Herlihy, CEO, SEACOM

    SEACOM, Level 3 enhance Internet experience in Africa

    May 20, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM, Level 3 enhance Internet experience in Africa

    SEACOM is working with global network provider Level 3 Communications, which will deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the SEACOM Pan-African IP/MPLS network. This underpins SEACOM’s commitment to enhance the...

  • A map of Africa, showing the cable systems around the continent (image: African Undersea Cables)

    Content nodes to accelerate Africa’s Internet

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Content nodes to accelerate Africa’s Internet

    African internet users are starting to enjoy the benefits of faster access to key web resources as well as lower latencies, as telecom providers step up the roll out of content delivery networks (CDNs). That’s according to Mark Tinka, Head of Engineering at...

  • IHS announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 1,269 mobile network towers from MTN Group  (image: Wikimedia)

    African content will fast forward connectivity growth

    April 23, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on African content will fast forward connectivity growth

    There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies and it’s being driven by an innovative worldwide phenomenon called remote peering.  NAPAfrica – Africa’s fastest growing neutral internet exchange point (IXP) – is the...

  • Brian Herlihy, Seacom Executive Director. (Image source: Seacom)

    SEACOM partners with cloud provider Akamai

    April 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM partners with cloud provider Akamai

    Undersea fibre cable provider  SEACOM announced that in an effort to improve the African Internet experience, they have signed a new partnership with Akamai Technologies. SEACOM has deployed Akamai content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP...

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    In Pictures: This is what makes Africa’s internet possible

    April 3, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: This is what makes Africa’s internet possible

    The vessel Léon Thévenin does an amazing job. Currently docked in Cape Town, South Africa, the ship is the main reason undersea fibre optic cables such as Seacom, EASSY and others keep operating – well, partly. At 107.8 m in length and 17.8 m in breadth,...

  • Brian Herlihy, Seacom Executive Director. (Image source: Seacom)

    SEACOM set to invest further into Africa

    February 18, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM set to invest further into Africa

    SEACOM is making extensive investments in terrestrial backhaul, additional subsea connectivity and its pan-African IP/MPLS network, in line with its commitment to provide its customers with resilient, high-quality services.  The network enhancements will...

  • Mark Simpson, CEo fo Seacom (image: Seacom)

    Seacom CEO, Mark Simpson resigns

    February 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Seacom CEO, Mark Simpson resigns

    Pan-African Telecommunications enabler SEACOM has announced the resignation of CEO Mark Simpson. A brief statement issued by the Company yesterday said that Simpson had led the business from a successful project finance initiative into a “dynamic broadband...

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    SEACOM eyeing further African expansion

    January 7, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM eyeing further African expansion

    Following a year of growth and progress in its business, pan-African telecommunications enabler SEACOM will be hunting for growth in new African territories in 2014, as well as continuing its evolution from a cable operator into an infrastructure provider...

  • Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

    Seacom launches Cape Town PoP

    November 13, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Seacom launches Cape Town PoP

    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. The new SEACOM PoP plays a vital role in linking Eastern and Western undersea cable systems...

  • Abby Wakama, Publisher & Executive Editor of Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica.com. (Image source: File)

    IT News Africa Publisher joins AfricaCom Awards panel

    October 23, 2013 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa Publisher joins AfricaCom Awards panel

    A. S. Wakama, Publisher & Executive Editor of Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica.com, will form part of the judges line-up for the 6th Annual AfricaCom Awards, scheduled for 13 November 2013 in Cape Town. AfricaCom is Africa’s largest annual...

  • Liquid managing director Wellington Makamure (image: AmeriZim)

    Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

    September 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

    Internet service provider Liquid Telecom completed Zimbabwe’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS), which will provide the Southern African nation with an alternative route for internet traffic. “The link has been...

  • Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

    SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    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...