Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has extended its corporate market offering into the East African Region, by providing internet connectivity and cloud services directly to corporate customers in Uganda.
SEACOM has been a leading data connectivity provider in Uganda enabling access through the service provider segment. The company will now provide a corporate-grade consistent service quality by leveraging on its existing high-speed fiber-based network infrastructure that extends from Kampala onto its diverse subsea international backbone.
Speaking during the launch, SEACOM’s Managing Director for the Eastern North and East Africa region, Tonny Tugee, said the new development is part of the telecoms strategy to bolster its position as the leading regional connectivity provider.
“We own and operate our core data backbone network end-to-end, enabling us to offer seamless and cost-effective solutions across the region. In addition, we have highly skilled experts here in Uganda with all the tools customers will need to scale up on the services that they may require now or in future,” said Mr. Tugee.
Since its launch in July 2009, SEACOM has steadily increased the availability of international bandwidth and now operates more than 1.2 Terabits of lit capacity on the SEACOM subsea cable system. SEACOM has risen to the forefront of providing hyper-scale data infrastructure, starting as a carrier’s carrier before diversifying to managed data network services and now cloud computing services. The company aims to leverage its existing high-speed fiber network infrastructure in Uganda that currently covers Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Mbarara and Gulu.
In addition to the services that are already being provided locally through local last-mile partners, SEACOM will be riding on its abundant and scalable capacity to deliver cloud services, dedicated, low latency transmission connectivity and VPN connectivity through international partner networks.