SEACOM adds over 1,500 new business customers in 2017

SEACOM consolidated its position as a major player in the enterprise telecoms and broadband market in 2017, and has grown its business division by over 1,500 customers this year.

This is according to SEACOM CEO Byron Clatterbuck, who said the company has also expanded its presence in last-mile fibre.

“We recently completed the first SEACOM fibre self-build in Meyersdal, Johannesburg – an important test case for us,” said Clatterbuck.

“We exceeded our targets for signing up customers in the area and our speed in delivering quality services to the customer base.”

The company has made big inroads in the service provider segment by offering more IP-based services that allow for flexibility and scale.

Easy upgrades and flexible commercial terms have helped it grow traffic on its Internet backbone and increase its customer base.

SEACOM has also made large investments into more capacity on the SEACOM backbone that connects Africa to the rest of the world.

“We now have more than 1.2Tbps of capacity live and supporting the growth of data internationally,” said Clatterbuck.

SEACOM in 2018

Clatterbuck said SEACOM will continue on its current path in 2018, which includes:

  • Supporting its service provider partners with better data and content connectivity solutions.
  • Drive out its offering to enterprise customers with true broadband solutions.
  • Gain more market share directly and through its channels.
  • Bolster its value-added service offerings on top of its connectivity solutions.
  • Invest in more fibre infrastructure, particularly within South Africa.
  • Look for more partners or acquisitions that will speed up its ability to grow.

Now read: SEACOM’s big fibre plans for 2018

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