SEACOM to break Internet speed record for an event at MyBroadband Conference

SEACOM will sponsor free Internet connectivity for all delegates and attendees of the 2016 MyBroadband Conference.

The MyBroadband Conference is the premier IT and telecoms event in South Africa and has already attracted over 3,000 registrations from executives and IT professionals from around the country.

South Africa’s top telecommunications and IT companies, including SEACOM, have partnered with MyBroadband as exhibitors for the event.

SEACOM is the official connectivity partner at the MyBroadband Conference, and will provide 10Gbps of Internet bandwidth.

This is the first time ever that a single one-day event in South Africa will see this amount of capacity offered to attendees.

“This means that delegates will enjoy fast connectivity all day, with no bottlenecks,” said Mark Tinka, Head of Engineering at SEACOM.

The bandwidth will be delivered on a high-end routing platform designed for high-bandwidth and low-latency environments.

Bandwidth Resilience

To guarantee 100% connectivity uptime during the conference, SEACOM will deliver the capacity over two diverse fibre paths.

If the primary fibre path fails, the secondary fibre path will continue to seamlessly deliver high-speed Internet to the event.

Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi

SEACOM will deploy 100 Wi-Fi access points to ensure that delegates have excellent Wi-Fi reception and fast connectivity wherever they are in the venue.

The Wi-Fi infrastructure will be based on the access points, supporting dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios that deliver 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity.

Delegates can expect the highest-quality wireless connectivity with no spectrum congestion or interference, thanks to dual, redundant 20Gbps-capable wireless LAN controllers.

SEACOM will use four Ethernet switches to deliver power and network connectivity to every Wi-Fi access point deployed at the conference.

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