Seacom and CDNetworks partnering for content delivery in SSA

Seacom has deployed CDNetworks content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The nodes will accelerate and optimise HTTP content, rich media, downloadable files, video, music, software updates and other Web content requested by operators and Internet Service Providers connected to Seacom’s IP network. African end-users will in turn enjoy lower latency, faster speeds and more reliable service when accessing popular web services and content from around the world.

“Many of our global customers, such as retail and gaming companies, are looking to reach the growing online population in Africa,” said Jeff Kim, COO US/EMEA, CDNetworks. “With CDNetworks caching technology deployed in Seacom’s network, Africa ISPs can now deliver global website content much faster to end-users, providing a better online experience.”

Mark Tinka, Seacom Head of Engineering says, "Bringing content to Africa, and making it freely available to all our existing and growing customer base, means a richer and more rewarding internet experience for them. We shall continue this trend so our customers get the most out of their service with Seacom.”

Seacom Kenya Country Manager, Joseph Muriithi says the nodes will provide for faster download speeds, better user experience and more level playing field in the innovation space for East African internet users. “This brings us one step closer to making internet a common commodity in the East African region,” he adds.



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