SEACOM, has added 500G of new capacity to its submarine network system to a total capacity of 1.5Tbps to its Southern and Eastern African coastline landings into Europe . This upgrade follows a similar upgrade of 500G about 18 months ago.
The firm says this is in line with its focus on driving the development of the African internet and opening the broadband tap for African service providers and business users.
According to Claes Segelberg, Chief Technology Officer at SEACOM, “Connectivity services in Africa are booming due to the growing needs of business IT users, the rise of cloud-based services, and growing requirements for the processing and storing of personal data. This latest upgrade enables SEACOM to meet those demands, and to provide our customers with scalable solutions for the future.”
The upgrade increases available capacity in SEACOM’s key markets: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa. The solution will allow SEACOM to deliver requirements for high capacity connectivity in very short timeframes and provide for future demands. The latest deployment is also based on 100Gbps Coherent DWDM technology, and will provide room for SEACOM to quickly add more capacity as required.