Two landlocked countries, Rwanda and Botswana, are set to be two new Points of Presence as SEACOM continues to expand its network accross Afrika. The subsea fibre cable company say that the new Points of Presence are as a result of the partnerships they have in each country.

This means that both countries no longer have to rely on costly international Internet connectivity via satellite or transit from neighbouring countries. This has a direct impact on the cost of connectivity.

For Rwanda, SEACOM’s new Point of Presence which has been launched in partnership with one of Rwanda's ISPs, Broadband Systems Corporation, is the latest in a among a list of fibre developments in the country that allow it to have multiple routes to a number of submarine cables.

This is similar for Botswana too as it now has access to several submarine cables on both the east and west coasts of Afrika. With the new SEACOM IP Point of Presence in Gaborone, launched in partnership with Botswana ISP, Abari Communications, Botswana will now have the same access to the SEACOM Service Provider product set as Johannesburg.

These two new developments follow on SEACOM having recently announced their plans to further invest in infrastructure to meet the growing connectivity and data needs of Afrikans in 2017.

Cover Image: Byron Clatterbuck, CEO at SEACOM. | iAfrikan

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