Africell Uganda Acquisition Expands SEACOM Footprint

Africell Uganda Acquisition Expands SEACOM Footprint This latest expansion comes on the heels of SEACOM's recent acquisition of Kenyan service provider Hirani Telecom's metro fibre network SEACOM Press Release February 10, 2022 KAMPALA, Uganda -- SEACOM, the pan-African telecommunications service provider, today announced it will acquire selected infrastructure assets from Africell in Uganda. The acquisition [...]

2022-02-10T08:22:53-05:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

SEACOM Completes Acquisition of Hirani Telecom

SEACOM Completes Acquisition of Hirani Telecom By Kenn Abuya, Tech Weez October 29, 2021 Pan-African telecommunications services provider SEACOM has announced that it has completed the 100% acquisition of Hirani Telecom’s metro fibre network. The network will be incorporated into SEACOM’s existing metro network in Nairobi and will be under its full control. Hirani Telecom [...]

2021-10-29T09:17:11-04:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Aga Khan Bids to Buy Fibre Cable Seacom

Aga Khan Bids to Buy Fibre Cable Seacom By Frankline Sunday, The Standard July 25, 2020 The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Akfed) has made a bid to fully acquire Africa’s premier fibre optic undersea cable firm, Seacom, in a move set to realign the regional broadband market. According to an inquiry notice from [...]

2020-07-27T09:19:09-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Beyond COVID-19: Reimagining the Future of Telecommunications

Beyond COVID-19: Reimagining the Future of Telecommunications By Byron Clatterbuck May 18, 2020 The world is currently facing a catastrophic health crisis. But beyond that, a dramatic reshuffling of the global economy, society and life as we know it is also taking place. Our priorities, predictions and planning are entirely different now as we try [...]

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS By Rudolph Muller, MyBroadband March 13, 2020 There are shunt faults on the Seacom and WACS submarine cable systems which will require downtime to repair. A shunt fault occurs in submarine cables when the cable insulation becomes damaged and causes a short circuit as the metallic core is exposed [...]

2020-03-19T18:30:36-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

Seacom Suffers Outage Affecting Services in Europe

Seacom Submarine System Goes Down, Affecting Services Into Europe By Tech Central October 23, 2019 Seacom said on Wednesday that the submarine cable system it operates along Africa’s east coast is experiencing a “service-affecting outage”. The incident began at midnight South African time. “Seacom is experiencing a service-affecting outage on its subsea cable system between [...]

Seacom’s Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Is Live

Seacom’s 1TB Fibre Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Goes Live By Admire Moyo, ITWeb September 30, 2019 Pan-African undersea cable operator Seacom has lit up a 1TB fibre line connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town. This was revealed by Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of Seacom, in an exclusive interview with ITWeb on Friday. The fibre link was [...]

SEACOM to Double Capacity for Cloud Compute Demand

SEACOM to Double Capacity As Demand for Cloud Computing Increases By Claire Wanja August 21, 2019 SEACOM says it will double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes. This they say will enable a greater number of businesses in Africa to utilise emerging technologies such as cloud [...]

2019-08-21T10:21:09-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decisions

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decision Steve Briggs By Steve Briggs July 22, 2019 Key to being a new-age telco is listening to what customers are saying. Worldwide, we are functioning in an age where customers are increasingly knowledgeable around technology and connectivity, with people in touch with [...]

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable By Duncan McLeod, Tech Central July 17, 2019 Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck said on Wednesday that the company, which built the first subsea broadband cable along Africa’s east coast 10 years ago, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable along the west coast [...]