Pan-African telecom enabler and network provider, SEACOM, has added new internet exchange points in Nairobi and Kampala to its list of peering (traffic exchange) agreements in Africa.
These new peering agreements will further enhance the performance and reduce the inactivity users will experience when they connect to Web services in Europe and across Africa.
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
"We continue to invest in enhancing the Internet experience for our customers, whether they are connecting with services and content in Africa or the rest of the world," said SEACOM Head of Engineering Mark Tinka.
SEACOM's transit network now offers African service providers and network operators direct connectivity to a range of small, medium and large partner networks in Europe.
The company has point of presence (PoPs) in Europe's five busiest centres for Internet traffic - Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt and Marseille. Marseille is one of the key landing points in Europe for most of the marine cables coming in from Asia, Middle East and Africa. Since the bulk of Africa's international traffic goes into and comes out of Europe, SEACOM is now positioned to provide a better experience for the continent's growing population of broadband users.
"The fact that we control the infrastructure, from our global and African IP transit networks to remote peering points in Europe means that we can guarantee quality to our customers. The latest investments in Europe further strengthen our ability to deliver high levels of service availability and quality at an affordable cost," added Mr. Tinka.