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SEACOM IP/MPLS network upgrade completed

SEACOM IP/MPLS network upgrade completed

SEACOM’s upgrade of its global IP and MPLS network has been completed. This project consolidates the pan-African company’s position as the continent’s leading data network service provider.

The investment aligns with SEACOM’s commitment to provide its customers with the latest services and capabilities through a resilient, high-quality network platform. The new SEACOM network will offer substantial advantages to carriers and businesses looking to expand their communications infrastructure on carrier-class Ethernet, IP and MPLS platforms between Africa and the rest of the world.

Mark Tinka, Head of Engineering at SEACOM, says: “The deployment of our new service platform will enable SEACOM to provide a wider range of Ethernet-driven products and services to network operators, service providers and internationally-focused businesses. This new investment will allow us to offer higher-quality services to our customers, so that they, in turn, can provide high quality services to their users within and outside Africa.”

“It will also offer us improved levels of operational efficiency and scalability, ease administration and provide a growth path for the future. We will easily be able to scale our IP/MPLS network up to multiple terabits of capacity and more, giving us plenty of headroom for growth.”

With SEACOM’s new backbone, African and global service providers and operators will be able to gain access to Gigabit, 10-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet ports at affordable prices, with the ability to dynamically enjoy more bandwidth on demand when they need it. In addition, the new network will extend the availability of native IPv6 services to all customers, as well as provide translated IPv6-to-IPv4 services.