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June 16, 2014

SEACOM Improves African Internet, Announces New Partnership with CDNetworks

SEACOM (News - Alert) recently deployed CDNetworks’ content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Officials said that the nodes will accelerate and optimize HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, software updates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providers connected to SEACOM's IP network.

This move will help SEACOM to improve the African internet experience. Now, African end-users will be able to enjoy lower latency, faster speeds and more reliable service when accessing popular web services and content from around the world.

"Many of our global customers, such as retail and gaming companies, are looking to reach the growing online population in Africa," said Jeff Kim, COO US/EMEA, CDNetworks, in a press statement. "With CDNetworks caching technology deployed in SEACOM's network, Africa ISPs can now deliver global website content much faster to end-users, providing a better online experience."

Established in 2007 by a group of African investors with the objective of bringing the global Internet to Africa, SEACOM today has evolved from being a single cable operator into Africa's foremost network service provider and ICT enabler.

In order to expand its network and IP Transit offerings to help operator and service provider customers to differentiate themselves in today's competitive and highly-evolving African marketplace, SEACOM will continue to develop new partnerships.

Mark Tinka, SEACOM Head of Engineering says, "We continue to improve the performance and reliability of access to the Internet for all our customers, and our partnership with CDNetworks is another qualitative step in that direction. We shall continue this trend so our customers get the most out of their service with SEACOM.”

Last month TMCnet reported that SEACOM has partnered with Level 3 Communications (News - Alert), in an aim to help end-users to benefit from faster internet.


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