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  • SEACOM, CEO, Byron Clatterbuck.

    SEACOM extends fibre network reach in SA

    July 18, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    SEACOM is bringing high-speed fibre Internet access services to business and home users in the southern areas of Johannesburg, starting with the rollout of 8 kilometres of fibre in Meyersdal, Alberton. The last-mile fibre network will pass several businesses,...

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    Africa’s demand for fibre is set to boom

    June 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s demand for fibre is set to boom

    The telecoms industry in Africa is on the cusp of a fibre and mobile broadband boom, as network operators scramble to meet the demand for video, cloud applications and mobile solutions among consumers and businesses. Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Development...

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    ShowMax partners with SEACOM in East Africa

    January 24, 2017 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ShowMax partners with SEACOM in East Africa

    Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband submarine cables along Africa’s eastern and southern coastlines. SEACOM will now host ShowMax...

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    SEACOM Launches Direct-to-Corporate Services in Kenya

    September 2, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM Launches Direct-to-Corporate Services in Kenya

      Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM extends its corporate market offering, under its SEACOM Business initiative, to the East African region by providing Internet connectivity and cloud services directly to corporates in Kenya. SEACOM is moving into...

  • Fibre Optic

    Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

    August 18, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

    UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to SEACOM to provide point to point connectivity services to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project. This...

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    Internet connectivity disrupted in Africa

    January 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet connectivity disrupted in Africa

    Internet connectivity was disrupted from 16:00pm (SAST) on 21 January 2016 to 19:00pm (SAST) in various parts of the African continent. According to a statement, released by South African internet service provider MWEB, it was revealed that the continent had...

  • Seacom CEO

    South Africa: Liquid Telecom appoints Seacom exec as CEO

    May 6, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Liquid Telecom appoints Seacom exec as CEO

    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’...

  • SEACOM CEO

    SEACOM appoints new CEO

    February 9, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM appoints new CEO

    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...