SEACOM targets African enterprise market with fibre Internet and cloud services

SEACOM brings fibre Internet and cloud services to African businessesSEACOM has entered the enterprise market, promising best-in-class connectivity and Cloud services that bring business customers lightning–fast bandwidth at highly competitive prices.

It aims to shake up the enterprise connectivity space by offering businesses high-speed connectivity and quality bandwidth at an affordable price. Reports Businesstech

SEACOM’s Business division is already signing up more than 20 corporate and SME customers a month, since a soft launch of its enterprise offering a year ago.

It has also appointed more than 20 business partners to support its drive into the new market.

Its fibre Internet access services have been available since January 2015, and have received positive feedback from the marketplace.

Last-mile fibre is a major focus for SEACOM in the corporate market, and the company aims to bring standard fibre to corporate customers in Kenya and South Africa initially.

It has already launched 20 fibre precincts in South Africa and plans to roll out another 40 by the end of the year.

“SEACOM started out as a wholesale provider of international bandwidth, but the time is right for us to diversify our business into the enterprise market,” says Grant Parker, Head of SEACOM Business.

According to SEACOM, its business offering includes the following:

  • Internet Access provides customers with high-speed access through global tier 1 providers, a mesh of subsea and terrestrial routes, as well as optimised routing to key African operators, service providers, and content delivery networks.
  • Ethernet services offer dedicated, transparent, EoMPLS layer–2 virtual private networking connectivity across SEACOM’s network and onwards through international partner networks.
  • Private Line Services promise secure, dedicated, low-latency connectivity across multiple cable systems that connect Africa, Europe, and Asia, as well as national key interconnection points in Africa.
  • Cloud services: Hosted mail, online backup, end-point protection, virtual hosting, and other Cloud services.

“There is a real hunger in the market for affordable, high quality fibre connectivity as well as for private and outsourced network solutions,” Parker adds.

“We’re aiming to offer the South African corporate and SME markets a killer experience at the right cost, and in so doing, transform the market as we did when we launched our submarine cable system six years ago.”