SEACOM has added new Internet exchange points in Kampala (UIXP), Nairobi (KIXP) and Durban (NAPAfrica) to its list of peering agreements in Africa. A move that the telecom enabler and network provider says will further enhance the performance and reduce the latency clients will experience when they connect to Web services.
The three peering points aren’t the only ones that SEACOM added, it also added the Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) in Marseille and France Internet Exchange (FranceIX) in Paris to the growing list of European Internet exchange points at which it peers. SEACOM’s IP transit network now offers African service providers and network operators direct connectivity to a range of small, medium and large partner networks in Europe.
The company has PoPs in Europe’s five busiest centres for Internet traffic – Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt and Marseille. Marseille is one of the key landing points in Europe for most of the marine cables coming in from Asia, Middle East and Africa. Since the bulk of Africa’s international traffic goes into and comes out of Europe, the company is now positioned to provide a better experience for the continent’s growing population of broadband users.
Mark Tinka, head of Engineering, said:
“We continue to invest in enhancing the Internet experience for our customers, whether they are connecting with services and content in Africa or the rest of the world. The fact that we control the infrastructure, from our global and African IP transit networks to remote peering points in Europe means that we can guarantee quality to our customers. The latest investments in Europe further strengthen our ability to deliver high levels of service availability and quality at an affordable cost.”