After extensive testing SEACOM activated the second of its two terrestrial routes across Egypt on 8 November 2012. This milestone positions SEACOM as the only East Africa cable system having the capability of providing resilience across Egypt to its customers for traffic routed to Europe and the US.
The activation of the new route follows the activation of the primary route on 22 January 2012.
Claes Segelberg, SEACOM’s Chief Technology Officer, says: “Customers are now protected against any disruptions to the primary route across Egypt with an alternate route. We are proud to be the first cable system in the region to offer our customers this additional protection as part of SEACOM’s continuous drive to enhance services to our customers.
“This important link in the system will provide an excellent resilient low-latency foundation for the IP product and content services we offer our customers,” adds SEACOM’s CEO, Mark Simpson. “In addition to the Egypt route, we also offer our IP customers breakout options to Mumbai, India – another first among Africa’s network providers.”