SEACOM rolls out direct-to-business services to coastal South Africa

Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has formally introduced its SEACOM Business division to coastal South Africa, allowing business customers along the coast access to its best-in-class connectivity and cloud services. This follows the successful launch of SEACOM Business in Gauteng during 2015.

Business customers in Cape Town and Durban metropolitan areas will now be able to buy high-speed bandwidth solutions directly from SEACOM Business and through its resellers at highly affordable prices. The new service offerings include Fibre Internet Access with options ranging from dedicated 25Mbps up to 1Gbps.

SEACOM Business has placed dedicated sales teams in Durban and Cape Town to service demand (with the opening of an office in Cape Town in April 2016), and has also established channel partnerships with ICT resellers, Service Providers and Systems Integrators active on the coast.

Since the soft launch of its direct-to-business offerings in Gauteng a year ago, SEACOM Business has signed up an average of 60 business customers a month and has appointed more than 65 partners to support its drive into the business market. SEACOM is leveraging the abundant and scalable capacity of its international undersea cable network and its continent-wide IP-MPLS platform to seamlessly allow business customers to take advantage of the benefits related to the transition to the cloud.

“Across Gauteng, we’re seeing great adoption of our fibre connectivity as well as of our private and outsourced network solutions. Now we’re ready to bring our offerings to the coastal cities, where we see enormous pent-up demand for high-speed connectivity and quality bandwidth at affordable prices,” says Grant Parker, Head of SEACOM Business.

“By bringing our services to Cape Town, Durban, and other regional territories, we aim to help business customers access the reliable and fast connectivity they need to migrate smoothly to the cloud and unleash the full power of video and other modern collaborative applications. We’re also looking forward to working with our channel partners to help bring this next generation ICT enablement to coastal territories.”

SEACOM’s Business offering includes the following:

  • Internet Access Services provides customers with high-speed 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 content delivery networks;
  • Ethernet Services offer dedicated, transparent, EoMPLS layer-2 virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity across SEACOM’s network and onwards through SEACOM’s international partner networks;
  • Private Line Services give clients secure, dedicated, low-latency connectivity across multiple cable systems connecting Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as to key regional interconnection points in Africa;
  • Cloud Services – Hosted mail, online backup, end-point protection, virtual hosting and other cloud-based services provide customers with the ability to leverage the cloud to improve business processes and reduce costs.