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SEACOM upgrades network to turbo-boost African connectivity

SEACOM is expanding its terrestrial network and upgrading capacity with Ciena to provide reliable and resilient connectivity into and out of Africa.

By - January 22, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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SEACOM is expanding its terrestrial network and upgrading capacity with Ciena to provide reliable and resilient connectivity into and out of Africa.

With Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform underpinning its high-capacity backbone, SEACOM will cost-effectively expand, optimise and seamlessly link its submarine and terrestrial networks without disrupting existing services.

By adopting Ciena’s OPn approach SEACOM’s network is also scalable and able to adapt to accommodate future architectural possibilities.

These extended services allow SEACOM to continue delivering affordable data connectivity to the African continent.

Driving web-scale services across Africa

Together, SEACOM and Ciena are supporting scalable connectivity to expand the African Internet, facilitating data services for broadband, and enabling access to cloud-based web-scale applications.

Ciena’s unified management capability gives SEACOM an end-to-end view of its entire infrastructure.

This enables faster service turn-up and complete visibility of network performance, as well as fault management and remote troubleshooting.

Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solution and converged packet optical platform equip SEACOM with a high-capacity backbone.

This brings high-performing flexible services and content closer to its enterprise and service provider customers across SEACOM’s 17,000 km submarine and terrestrial networks.

This will deliver new network solutions to service providers across the continent and into main European points of presence (POPs).

Benefit to customers in Africa

This expansion gives SEACOM’s corporate and service provider customers the ability to expand and grow their operations to support the rise of cloud-based services and applications.

It also enables customers to facilitate growing requirements for the processing and storage of data.

“Africa is experiencing massive growth and demand for network services,” said Claes Segelberg, Chief Technology Officer at SEACOM.

“With Ciena’s technology supporting our infrastructure evolution we can ensure cost-effective data connectivity to end-customers across the continent and internationally; ensuring that Africa is ready for the next generation of applications and high-bandwidth broadband services.”

SEACOM’s infrastructure is designed to grow and scale as Africa continues to develop.

Investments in infrastructure will ultimately improve overall Internet access and enable more digital, and associated economic, opportunities.

“For competitive providers like SEACOM increasing network capacity efficiently and economically is critical,” said Ed McCormack, VP and General Manager, Submarine Systems at Ciena.

“With this expansion and upgrade SEACOM can continue to its great work and help lead Africa into the next stage of ICT growth with scalable and competitive connectivity solutions.”

This article was published in partnership with SEACOM.

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