SEACOM has announced that it will work with network provider Level 3 Communications to deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the SEACOM Pan-African IP/MPLS network in a move aimed at improving latency and faster speeds for media streaming, file downloads, web pages, music, videos, software updates and other popular content.
According to Mark Tinka, SEACOM’s Head of Engineering, “We’re excited to work with Level 3 to enable our operator and ISP customers to improve their quality of service and provide a better experience to their end-users.”
Level 3’S CDN nodes will enable rich, high-quality content by all SEACOM clients be they ISPs, operators among others.
“Providing SEACOM with Level 3 CDN connectivity in its Mombasa facility is an important part of our expansion strategy of working with select partners to enhance the Internet experience in the region,” says Martin Ford, Senior Vice President, Sales, EMEA, Level 3 Communications.
SEACOM’s IP/MPLS network was recognised as the Best Pan-Africa Initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards. By bringing content directly to the continent via Level 3’s CDN nodes, SEACOM says it’s providing an even better and more comprehensive service to the African telecom industry.