, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 31 – Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has extended its corporate market offering to the East African region by providing enhanced broadband connectivity and cloud services directly to the corporate, under its SEACOM Business initiative.
SEACOM is moving into this segment to provide corporate organisations in East Africa with reliable data connectivity, cloud services and consistent service quality by leveraging SEACOM’s existing network infrastructure and product set.
The new product offerings include Fibre Internet Access with options ranging from 25Mbps up to 1Gbps.
SEACOM Chief Executive Byron Clatterbuck said that the company aims to provide corporate customers high-speed connectivity and quality bandwidth at an affordable cost, on a selective basis in the corporate data connectivity space.
“SEACOM initially focused on bringing low-cost data transmission infrastructure to other service providers in Africa. However, we were not seeing the optimal take-up of our international data capabilities to the end-user market, and the associated benefits that this can bring,” said Clatterbuck.
Since the launch of its SEACOM Business offering a year ago in South Africa, the division in East Africa has already signed up almost 50 business customers, adding more each month.
It has also recently appointed several corporate partners to support its drive into the SME market, and expects to speed up its total corporate customer acquisitions going forward.
“SEACOM is now offering data and other services directly to companies in East Africa, with a focus on our regional and international footprint that other providers lack. We own and operate our own network end-to-end at the fibre level, allowing us to offer seamless and cost-effective network solutions regionally, as well as into Europe and Asia,” added Clatterbuck.
SEACOM launched the first broadband submarine cable system along the East African coastline in 2009 linking South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique with major Internet connection hubs in Europe and Asia.
Today, the firm offers a redundant connectivity ring around Africa’s east and west coasts, optimal traffic routing, and resiliency through multiple tier-1 upstream partners in Europe and Asia.
It also offers direct connectivity to African routes and content. It delivers these services over last-mile access through leading connectivity partnerships in various regions.