Seacom's recent upgrade of its IP/MPLS network for global and African IP transit services enables the organisation to provide low latency routes via its African points of presence (PoPs) for customer traffic that both remains within
Seacom has also improved its customers' African Internet experience through a new partnership with
"People do not need to wait for a page of content to load by fetching all the data from the servers in the US, for example," says Allan Santana, senior account executive at pan-African ICT group, XON. "Local PoPs with local content caches means the traffic travels a fraction of the distance, allowing content to get delivered a lot faster to the end-user. It also alleviates the amount traffic that gets pushed via the international pipes, which makes it that much more cost effective."
XON supplied the
The equipment is located at 16 PoPs throughout
"This upgrade also enables new value-added services from Seacom," says Santana. "They can effectively cater for IPv6 across the Ethernet network, which also enables the business to scale its offerings very effectively well into the future."
Ethernet connectivity will allow for speed scaling up to multiple 100Gbps transfers and the ability to rapidly scale that capability as demand evolves.
Underpinning those capabilities are the
XON has worked with Seacom for the past four years, when Seacom performed its first major network upgrade.
"We've seen Seacom's reliance on
"We have been very delighted to work with the entire XON team, right from our account manager all the way to the technical, logistics and support staff. It has been a real pleasure to deal with XON, and we are encouraged by their level of professionalism, attention to detail and consistent engagement and communication with us. We look forward to a continued successful and rewarding mutual relationship with XON", says
XON offers 24x7 support through its network operations centre (NOC) based in
XON's African footprint is extensive and includes delivery of projects and maintenance services in 14 countries including
As a result of this widespread capability XON delivers services in both Portuguese and French in addition to English.
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