Seacom takes broadband service to five more states

Undersea cable group Seacom on Wednesday announced that its broadband services had been extended to Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

It pointed out that the expansion of its network to provide such accessibility had been coupled with its recent acquisition of east- and west-coast submarine cable capacity.

Seacom said it would continue with its approach of partnering with established players to provide broadband services as it developed its products and services based on resiliency, service quality and flexibility.

Suveer Ramdhani, Seacom’s head of product strategy, said: “This latest development is integral to the continued expansion of the Seacom network in Africa and in particular to countries that have had limited access to broadband connectivity. We will continue to build relationships to meet our customers’ growing need for resilient and seamless capacity. This is part of Seacom’s objective to build the African internet.”

Seacom said that, 18 months after its commercial launch, a number of countries across the continent had the ability to access its network with several more expected to be able to do so by the end of 2011. — I-Net Bridge

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