Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider, SEACOM has said that it will add eight new Points of Presence across Africa to enable more African businesses to connect to cloud facilities globally, and also to the continent’s first Microsoft Azure data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
SEACOM has extended its presence in the brand-new icolo data center in Mombasa, Kenya. Mombasa PoP is also significant as it connects Kenya’s first truly open-access data center onto the SEACOM open-access data network.
This full-service facility acts as an on-ramp to SEACOM’s resilient network, with providing better support to the service provider and enterprise customers in the country. It also offers both premia IP/MPLS and transmission services from this new PoP.
The service provider also has similar plans for new open-access PoPs that are coming in Nairobi and Kampala.
In South Africa as well, SEACOM is deploying a new PoP within the carrier-neutral Teraco Bredell data center.
Global Head of Product at SEACOM, Robert Marston explained that the new facility is a key location which is catering specifically to content providers and enterprise customers.
In addition, it will serve as an important data recovery site for numerous operators.
Marston noted that SEACOM new development is focused to improve infrastructure on the continent that will benefit African companies with greater high-speed, reliable and secure connectivity to cloud services and other online tools.