By Admire Moyo, ITWeb
June 1, 2017
Pan-African telecom operator Seacom is looking to invest in last-mile fibre assets that access significant populations of end-users.
So says Suveer Ramdhani, Seacom’s chief development officer, in an interview with ITWeb. He believes the telecoms industry in South Africa and the rest of the continent is on the cusp of a fibre and mobile broadband boom, as network operators scramble to meet the demand for video, cloud applications and mobile solutions among consumers and businesses.
“We are looking to expand regionally by acquiring companies that have made progress in this field and that may benefit from being part of a big family.”
Seacom is a submarine cable operator with a network of submarine and terrestrial high-speed fibre-optic cable that serves the East and West coasts of Africa.
Its reach extends into Europe and the Asia-Pacific via India. The Pan-African network uses bundled backhaul, open access points of presence and global partnerships to provide end-to-end wholesale and enterprise connectivity around the world for African and international network and content operators.