DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEACOM continues to improve the African internet experience by announcing a new partnership with CDNetworks. SEACOM has deployed CDNetworks content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The nodes will accelerate and optimize HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, software updates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providers connected to SEACOM's IP network. African end-users will in turn enjoy lower latency, faster speeds and more reliable service when accessing popular web services and content from around the world.
"Many of our global customers, such as retail and gaming companies, are looking to reach the growing online population in Africa," said Jeff Kim, COO US/EMEA, CDNetworks. "With CDNetworks caching technology deployed in SEACOM's network, Africa ISPs can now deliver global website content much faster to end-users, providing a better online experience."
Mark Tinka, SEACOM Head of Engineering says, "We continue to improve the performance and reliability of access to the Internet for all our customers, and our partnership with CDNetworks is another qualitative step in that direction. Bringing content to Africa, and making it freely available to all our existing and growing customer base, means a richer and more rewarding internet experience for them. We shall continue this trend so our customers get the most out of their service with SEACOM.
"SEACOM's IP network was named as the Best Pan-Africa initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards. We will continue to develop new partnerships and expand our network and IP Transit offerings to help our operator and service provider customers to differentiate themselves in today's competitive and highly-evolving African marketplace."
SEACOM was established in 2007 by a group of African investors with the objective of bringing the global Internet to Africa. Two years later, SEACOM launched the first broadband submarine cable system along the East African coastline linking South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Mozambique with major Internet connection hubs in Europe and Asia.
Today, SEACOM has evolved from being a single cable operator into Africa's foremost network service provider and ICT enabler. The company offers resilient and scalable data services across multiple submarine cable systems and diverse terrestrial networks to mobile and fixed-line network carriers, ISPs and other ICT service providers.
SEACOM's Internet Protocol network is now the largest and most advanced on the continent and is designed using advanced fiber optics that can grow and scale as Africa continues to develop.
SEACOM prides itself in ensuring that its customers realise the intrinsic value of its network, by providing them with tailor-made communication solutions and world-class customer service. The company's service offering includes dedicated private line transmission services, flexible Ethernet services as well as resilient global and regional IP transit services.
SEACOM's mission is clear; to bring affordable data connectivity and its associated benefits to all of Africa's people.
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