SEACOM Contours Exchange Peering For African Service Providers



SEACOM has launched a new Remote Peering service which bundles SEACOM connectivity with exchange point membership to provide operators and ISPs in Africa with a single point of contact for the management of their international peering requirements.

SEACOM has entered into partnerships with NAPAfrica, France-IX, LINX and AMS-IX to provide African customers with the ability to peer at these prominent exchange points without the high costs that ISPs would face doing it on their own.

By using the SEACOM Remote Peering service, operators and ISPs can manage peering sessions with several exchange points across a single local customer interface. This decreases infrastructure costs and complexity.

Scalability and volume discounts on capacity further ensure that customers are able to purchase an efficient connectivity solution which enables them to distinguish their service offerings in the markets.

The SEACOM Remote Peering service optimizes bandwidth usage through multi-point connectivity across SEACOM’s IP-MPLS network. Bursting options also allow for rapid, on-demand bandwidth and adaptability of the service to meet urgent customer network requirements.

“Our Remote Peering service is the first to bring African operators the benefits of exchange point membership and peering – such as control over routing, lower latency, greater visibility, and lower packet loss – without the high costs associated with building out their own infrastructure to multiple exchange points. This translates into the ability to provide a better end-user experience without the need to incur additional capital expenditure, ” said Mark Simpson, CEO at SEACOM.