Seacom, a provider of terrestrial high-speed fibre-optic cable, has launched new points of presence in Rwanda and Botswana, through partnerships with local providers.
“Rwanda and Botswana have both historically relied on costly international connectivity via satellite or transit from their neighbouring countries,” Seacom said in a press release on Thursday.
“That changed with the launch of the Seacom submarine cable and the subsequent development of national fibre backbones that connect to Seacom’s infrastructure.”
“Rwanda now has multiple routes to a number of submarine cables,” it said.
Seacom’s new point of presence in Rwanda was launched in partnership with Rwandan ISP Broadband Systems Corporation.
Its point of presence in Botswana was launched in partnership with Botswanan ISP Abari Communications, and Botswana will now have access to the same Seacom Service Provider product set as Johannesburg.”
The company said early this week that its now has more than 1,000 new enterprise customers across Kenya and South Africa.
It said that it is driving much of this growth through channel partners across Africa and is delivering more than 100 new services each month.