SEACOM to provide direct connectivity to South Africa data centres
22 March 2019
The announcement follows the launch of Microsoft’s data centre facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM has announced that it will now offer direct connections from its East Africa network to public cloud networks and data centres located in South Africa.
The company highlighted that its offering, which is available to business customers will deliver direct connectivity to the Microsoft data centres via network connections from Kenya to South Africa.
The SEACOM subsea cable that connects Kenya to South Africa, offers a fibre express route that carries Terabytes of capacity with speeds from 50 Mbps up to 10 Gbps.
The company added that its recent acquisition of FibreCo’s network allows it to extend its capability across South Africa and into the major data centres where cloud providers, such as Microsoft, have a presence.
Ten years ago, Pan-African Internet provider first brought its Internet connectivity directly to Africa, opening the continent to the technological advancements, and in 2016, SEACOM continued to work on its commitment to Africa, by offering business customers Internet connectivity and cloud-based business solutions.