Convergence Partners’ investee company, SEACOM, is boosting its international and national capacity in South Africa through a partnership with WACS and its own national bandwidth from its landing station in Mtunzini.
SEACOM was officially launched in July 2009, marking the start of significant positive changes to the African broadband landscape.
“SEACOM bought and lit its own dark fibre between Mtunzini and Johannesburg in July 2011 as this was the most cost effective way to meet escalating customer demand. This project was implemented in conjunction with the establishment of a second Point of Presence (PoP) in Johannesburg at the Teraco data centre in Isando (the first PoP being the Neotel data centre in Midrand),” SEACOM said.
“Managed national backhaul capacity was acquired from a third-party provider connecting from the WACS landing station at Yzerfontein to the Teraco, Rondebosch PoP. Durban PoP is being established at the Internet Solutions Data Centre in Umhlanga. The full SEACOM product set will be made available at this PoP,” the company said.
Boosting international network
SEACOM said that its southern terrestrial route through Egypt has been completed resulting in a 40ms decrease in latency.
“With the completion of this route, IPL services originating from Djibouti are now being provided,” said SEACOM.
“A SEACOM PoP which will provide both IP and IPL services is being established at London’s Telehouse facility.”
“Further upgrades to our European backhaul, mean that customers may now drop traffic at other European Meet-me-Points (MMPs) which include in London, Telehouse North & East, Globalswitch 1 & 2, Telecity 1 & 2, as well as locations in Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Geneva.”« Back