SEACOM to improve African internet experience

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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 accelerate and optimise HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, software updates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providers connected to SEACOM’s IP network. African end-users will in turn enjoy lower latency, faster speeds and a more reliable service when accessing popular web services and content from across Africa and the globe.

“Many of our global customers, such as retail and gaming companies, are looking to reach the growing online population in Africa,” said Jeff Kim, COO US/EMEA, CDNetworks. “With CDNetworks caching technology deployed in SEACOM’s network, Africa ISPs can now deliver global website content much faster to end-users, providing a better online experience.”

Mark Tinka, SEACOM Head of Engineering says, “We continue to improve the performance and reliability of access to the Internet for all our customers, and our partnership with CDNetworks is another qualitative step in that direction. Bringing content to Africa, and making it freely available to all our existing and growing customer base, means a richer and more rewarding internet experience for them. We shall continue this trend so our customers get the most out of their service with SEACOM.”

“We will continue to develop new partnerships and expand our network and IP Transit offerings to help our operator and service provider customers to differentiate themselves in today’s competitive and highly-evolving African marketplace” concludes Tinka.

This looks to be an exciting time for internet users across Africa as SEACOM’s IP network was named as the Best Pan-Africa initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards.