Pan African telecommunications company, SEACOM, has upgraded its key submarine network system from its Southern and Eastern African coastline landings into Europe at a total capacity of 1.5 Terabytes per second (Tbps).
The current upgrade is adding 500 gigabytes (G) of new capacity on the system, after a previous upgrade of 500G about 18 months ago. The telco stated that this further upgrade falls in line with SEACOM’s focus on driving the development of African internet services and opening the broadband tap for African service providers and business users.
SEACOM added that the upgrade will increase available capacity in its key markets, including Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa. The solution will allow SEACOM to deliver requirements for high capacity connectivity in very short timeframes and provide for future demands. The latest deployment is also based on 100Gbps Coherent DWDM technology, and will provide room for SEACOM to quickly add more capacity as required.
“Connectivity services in Africa are booming due to the growing needs of business IT users, the rise of cloud-based services, and growing requirements for the processing and storing of personal data,” says Claes Segelberg, Chief Technology Officer at SEACOM. “This latest upgrade enables SEACOM to meet those demands, and to provide our customers with scalable solutions for the future.”
SEACOM is the preferred supplier and partner for African enterprises, network carriers and service providers, offering a full suite of resilient and scalable data services and a vast supply of high quality and affordable Internet bandwidth to Africa’s growing ICT community.
SEACOM is known to have the best and most advanced data network in Africa given that its Business division leverages its infrastructure and last-mile partnerships to provide the African enterprise market with best-in-class connectivity and cloud services at highly competitive prices.
The company is privately owned and operated, allowing it the agility to rapidly deploy new services, commercial structures and infrastructure as needed.