SEACOM Business, an enterprise division launched last year has connected over 1,000 new enterprise customers across Kenya and South Africa to its 25Mbps up to 1Gbps high-speed Internet and cloud services.

According to SEACOM CEO, Byron Clatterbuck,“Across South Africa and Kenya, we’re seeing great adoption of our fibre connectivity as well as of our private and outsourced network solutions. We have encountered enormous pent-up demand for high-speed connectivity and quality bandwidth at an affordable cost.”

“We aim to help enterprises access the reliable and fast connectivity they need to migrate smoothly to the cloud and unleash the full power of video, modern collaborative apps and other bandwidth-hungry business solutions.”

With up to 1Gbps high-speed Internet, SEACOM Business beats struggling Zuku’s 250 Mbps offer as well as packages from providers such as Liquid Telecom, Wananchi Group’s Zuku, Jamii Telecom, Safaricom among others.

SEACOM provides Internet through multiple global tier 1 providers, a mesh of subsea and terrestrial routes as well as optimized routing to many key African operators, service providers and content delivery networks. SEACOM’s ethernet services offer dedicated, transparent, EoMPLS layer-2 virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity.

SEACOM Business’s Private Line Services promise low-latency connectivity across multiple cable systems connecting Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as national to key interconnection points in Africa  by leveraging its abundant and scalable capacity on its undersea cable system and continent-wide IP-MPLS network.

SEACOM grew its reach in South African and Kenyan metros by establishing new interconnect agreements with last mile suppliers and securing wireless network access in areas where there is not yet any last-mile fibre in the ground.

In South Africa, SEACOM acquired the business of Photon Fibre Link in line with its aim of strengthening its fibre Internet access business. SEACOM is evaluating several other acquisitions, with an emphasis on companies in urban centres in South Africa and Kenya that could add enterprise customers or last-mile assets to its portfolio.