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SEACOM launches Cape Town point of presence, growing its African footprint

SEACOM launches Cape Town point of presence, growing its African footprint

Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Cape Town for customers wanting to access and terminate services in the city. The new SEACOM PoP plays a vital role in linking Eastern and Western undersea cable systems and enabling diversity for SEACOM customers on both coasts of African. Located in the Carrier Netural Teraco CT-1 datacentre in  Rondebosch, the PoP provides access to the full suite of SEACOM’s services.


The SEACOM services available from the Cape Town PoP include:


  • SEACOM’s Private Line Service offers customers connectivity through multiple cable systems reaching Africa, Europe and Asia as well as national connectivity to key interconnection points such as Johannesburg, Yzerfontein, Mtunzini and Durban
  • Global IP Transit  provides customer’s with access to the Internet through multiple Global Tier 1 providers, a mesh of subsea and terrestrial routes as well as optimised routing to many key African Operators, Service Providers and CDN networks, including the full set South African IP routes.
  • African IP Transit provides provides customers with cost-effective African connectivity available through the SEACOM network.
  • Ethernet provides dedicated, transparent, EoMPLS connectivity across the SEACOM network and onwards through our International Partner Networks.
  • Remote Peering provides access to the top European & African Internet Exchange Points and the ability to peer directly with content providers and networks operators via a single port.

“SEACOM has traditionally connected Africa to Europe, but we are now also increasingly improving inter-Africa connectivity and helping African and European carriers to grow their African footprint. With direct links to the East and West African undersea cable systems, our new Cape Town PoP gives current and future SEACOM customers yet another option to choose from.” Says SEACOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Simpson.


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SEACOM launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the eastern and southern coastlines in 2009, bringing with it a vast supply of high quality and affordable Internet bandwidth.


Since then, SEACOM has moved beyond being a cable operator to become a major pan-African service provider, offering a full suite of resilient and scalable data services that allow Africa’s growing ICT community to develop and evolve.


Ranging from dedicated IPL transmission services, flexible Ethernet services, to resilient IP Transit service capabilities and accessible Internet connectivity, SEACOM can now provide tailor-made communication solutions.


Today, SEACOM is the preferred partner for African network carriers and service providers. Through its ownership of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure – including multiple subsea cables and a resilient, continent-wide IP-MPLS network – SEACOM provides flexible, scalable and high-quality communications services that enable the growth of the continent’s economy.


SEACOM is privately owned and operated, allowing the company the agility to rapidly deploy new services, commercial structures and infrastructure in response to customer requirements. SEACOM is also able to provide true open-access services with no red tape or hidden costs.


SEACOM’s customer-driven services are bringing affordable data connectivity and all of its benefits to Africa’s people.


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