SEACOM and Akamai Technologies will be walking together in a bid to make the African internet experience a much smoother ride; the two signed a partnership agreement. SEACOM has deployed Akamai content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint.
The nodes will accelerate and optimize HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, software updates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providers connected to SEACOM’s IP network.
“Akamai’s Accelerated Network Partnership with SEACOM is an important part of Akamai’s continued platform expansion strategy in Africa to improve reliability and performance for internet users across the continent,” said Sabine Sitterli, Senior Director Network Business Development, Akamai EMEA.
Robert Marston, SEACOM Global Head of Product commented, saying: “Bringing content directly onto the African continent ensures SEACOM provides the best and most comprehensive IP Transit offering to our customers. The benefit for African Internet users is that they will enjoy an Internet experience that is truly world class as they access the services and content they depend on every day.”