Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM today announced that is has made additional major investments in infrastructure across South Africa in order to improve connectivity between major network interconnection points in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Mtunzini and Yzerfontein. These new investments are critical components in SEACOM’s vision to provide a robust and resilient ring around the African continent. At the same time, SEACOM is adding new points of presence (PoPs) in Cape Town, Durban and Yzerfontein, adding to its existing PoPs located in Johannesburg and Mtunzini.
SEACOM is now able to offer operators and service providers access to the SEACOM, and other West and East coast cable systems from any of its PoPs in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. In addition, SEACOM is also offering its service provider customers national connectivity on an IRU or lease basis between these PoPs in an effort to improve national connectivity solutions between South Africa’s largest business centres. Until now options for national connectivity have been constrained by a limited number of providers, limited routes and higher prices.
SEACOM’s Head of Product Strategy Suveer Ramdhani said: “Thanks to our latest investments in infrastructure in South Africa, SEACOM will again contribute to the next wave of growth and uptake of data connectivity, while offering quality services at better prices. ”
Currently, customers are already able to purchase a wide range of services from SEACOM, including Private Line, Ethernet and IP Transit services. The company owns and operators an extensive SDH and IP network, which is augmented globally by partner networks, enabling customers to expand their own network footprints into Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.
Says Ramdhani: “These recent terrestrial investments in South Africa bring us closer to our service provider customers here and, with easy access to multiple cable systems, we are positioned as a one-stop shop for data communications services in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Our Pan-African customers will be pleased to note that SEACOM has completed our African-Ring, adding further levels of quality and diversity to our service offerings.”