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Seacom Partners With CDNetworks to Enhance Pan-African IP Network Footprint in Tanzania

10 June, 2014

Source: CIO East Africa

SEACOM has announced a new partnership with CDNetworks which will see SEACOM deploy CDNetworks content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The nodes will accelerate andoptimize HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, softwareupdates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providersconnected to SEACOM's IP network. African end-users will in turn enjoy lower latency,faster speeds and more reliable service when accessing popular web services andcontent from around the world.

SEACOM Kenya Country Manager Joseph Muriithi says the nodes willprovide faster download speeds, better user experience and more level playingfield in the innovation space for East African internet users.

"This brings us one stepcloser to making internet a common commodity in the East African region," headds.

Jeff Kim, CDNetworks ChiefOperating Officer for US and Europe, Middle East and Africa says that with thecompany's caching technology deployed in SEACOM's network, Africa ISPs can now deliverglobal website content much faster to end-users, providing a better onlineexperience.

Mark Tinka, SEACOM's Head ofEngineering on his part says that the company will continue to develop newpartnerships and expand its network and IP Transit offerings to help operatorand service provider customers to differentiate themselves in today'scompetitive and highly-evolving African marketplace.

"Bringing content to Africa, and making itfreely available to all our existing and growing customer base means a richerand more rewarding internet experience for them. We shallcontinue this trend so our customers get the most out of their service withSEACOM."

SEACOM's IP network was namedas the Best Pan-Africa initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards.

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