July 23, 2021

SEACOM milestones over the past 12 years

SEACOM celebrates its 12th birthday on Friday, 23 July 2021. Over these years, the company has built one of Africa’s largest networks of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. SEACOM is best known for its subsea cables that join the continent to the rest of the world, but we also provide leading fibre optic connectivity and a variety of digital solutions to African businesses.

There have been many successful milestones in our 12 year history. SEACOM launched the first submarine cable system along Africa’s eastern and western coasts in July 2009, which joined the continent to Asia and Europe. Since then, we have launched a multitude of IT, communications and cloud services in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and other countries.

Milestones of SEACOM over 12 years

  • 2009 - SEACOM goes live in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Djibouti after its first subsea cable is connected to Asia and Europe.
  • 2010 - Internet Protocol (IP) services launched, providing internet connectivity for customers.
  • 2011 - SEACOM establishes point of presence (PoP) in Teraco Isando; Africa’s largest data centre.
  • 2012 - SEACOM’s West Africa Cable System (WACS) goes live, providing a redundant cable ring around Africa.
  • 2013 - SEACOM upgrades its submarine network capacity to boost internet connectivity on the continent. SEACOM also gives 100Mbps internet access to four innovation hubs in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2014 - SEACOM establishes PoP in Uganda.
  • 2015 - SEACOM Business is established in South Africa to provide numerous IT services to companies.
  • 2016 - SEACOM adds peering points in Europe and Africa to boost the customer’s internet experience. It also establishes PoP in Rwanda and launches SEACOM Business in Kenya
  • 2017 - SEACOM launches PoP in Botswana and acquires MacroLan to extend fibre reach in the Western Cape.
  • 2018 - SEACOM upgrades the Subsea Cable System to 1.5Tbps and acquires FibreCo, completing the ‘African Ring’ with 3500km of trans-South African fibre.
  • 2019 - SEACOM provides the first 100G international service to a customer between South Africa and Europe. SEACOM Business is launched in Uganda.
  • 2020 - SEACOM South Africa launches WonderNet, an internet service provider (ISP) that offers fibre to the home.

These milestones highlight the success and expansion of our network of cables. SEACOM has truly connected Africa to the world and brought about world-class services for African businesses and citizens. We look forward to future growth as we strive to continuously evolve and pioneer the ICT industry in Africa. For more information or to get a quote for our connectivity solutions, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.

SEACOM owns Africa’s most extensive network of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, including subsea cables and secure internet connections. We offer a diverse range of flexible, scalable and high-quality solutions for businesses that meet world-class standards for connectivity.

SEACOM is privately owned and operated, making it agile and adaptable to the needs of the customer. This makes us the preferred ICT and internet connectivity partner for African businesses and peripheral service providers. We can guarantee high-speed, low-latency and secure internet connections to corporates and small enterprises.

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