What SEACOM’s network really looks like

SEACOM launched its undersea cable system in 2009, offering connectivity between Johannesburg and London in partnership with Neotel.

Since then, the company has developed into a full-service telecommunications operator, offering a range of services across Africa.

Speaking at the annual Cloud and Hosting Conference, SEACOM’s Chief Development Officer Suveer Ramdhani said they will continue to connect more countries as backhaul becomes available.

“We will continue to expand our ring around Africa with aspirations to the West,” said Ramdhani.

SEACOM is also targeting last-mile fibre services.

“We find that there is often fibre city-to-city and in express rings around cities, but little fibre that penetrates businesses or end users,” said Ramdhani.

“We will do whatever possible to change this. We believe that when users have fibre available to them, it opens up endless possibilities.”

The diagrams below show what the current SEACOM network looks like.

Seacom network

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