Seacom has entered the enterprise market, promising best-in-class connectivity and cloud services at competitive prices.
The launch offerings include fibre Internet access, with options ranging from 25Mbps up to 1Gbps.
Since a soft launch of its enterprise offering a year ago, Seacom said its business division is already signing up more than 20 corporate and SME customers a month.
It has also appointed around 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, said Seacom.
Grant Parker, Head of Seacom Business, said they aim to shake up the enterprise connectivity space by offering high-speed businesses connectivity and quality bandwidth at an affordable price.
Last-mile fibre is a focus for Seacom in the corporate market. Initially, the company aims to bring standard fibre to corporate customers in Kenya and South Africa.
It has already launched 20 fibre precincts in South Africa, and plans to roll out another 40 by the end of 2015.
According to Seacom, its business offering includes:
- 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.
“We are no longer just a cable up the East coast of Africa,” said Seacom.