Building the African Internet
SEACOM is a privately owned and operated pan-African ICT enabler that is driving the development of the African internet. SEACOM's vision has been built on the backbone of open-access and equitable principles.
SEACOM financed and developed the first broadband submarine cable system along the eastern and southern African coastlines, bringing with it a vast supply of high quality and affordable internet. Live since July 2009, SEACOM has seen more than 10 fold increases in bandwidth penetration in several of Africa's most underserved nations.
SEACOM leverages its bundled backhaul, open access points of presence and global partnerships, to provide high quality, cost-effective, end-to-end connectivity around the world. SEACOM also provides these services to land-locked countries in southern and eastern Africa.
Together with the versatility and reach of its International Private Line (IPL) cable network, SEACOM is offering a bouquet of innovative products. Ranging from flexible Ethernet services, to express IP Transit capabilities and accessible internet connectivity; SEACOM can now provide tailor-made communication solutions for every customer requirement. SEACOM also offers customers state-of-the-art and secure IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality.
Tiered pricing coupled with open access system integration solutions, means that SEACOM has moved beyond the cable to become a major pan-African network, offering a full suite of IP services and unprecedented benefits for customers.
SEACOM believes in a world where the African internet experience is characterised by abundant local content, minimal latency, fast download speeds, uninterrupted video streaming, and interconnected African markets. This vision is at the heart of SEACOM's commitment to Building the African Internet.
08 MAY 2013
Epsilon and SEACOM Interconnect to Offer Greater Global Access to Africa
Epsilon can offer its customers network connectivity to Africa via the SEACOM network as well as carrying African telecommunications traffic globally.Read More
23 APRIL 2013
Successful SEACOM repairs – 23 April – 07:56 GMT
The SEACOM cable network was successfully repaired on the 20th April and all circuits were restored to the core network as of the 23rd April.Read More
11 MARCH 2013
SEACOM upgrades submarine network capacity to turbo-boost African Internet
SEACOM has selected Ciena Corporation’s (NASDAQ: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and OneControl Unified Management System for the upgrade of its submarine network across the Southern and Eastern African coastlines.Read More
The SEACOM submarine fibre optic network system was launched on 23 July 2009. The cable network serves to directly connect South Africa and Eastern Africa with Europe and Southern Asia, covering a distance of over 17 000km worth of fibre optic technology. Full bandwidth solutions can now be offered because of the network's capabilities, capacity and extensive coverage.