SEACOM Finalizes the Upgrade of Subsea Cable System to 1.5Tbps for High-Speed Backbones


seacomSEACOM has announced that it upgraded its primary submarine network system from the Southern Eastern African coastline landing to Europe. The development has bolstered the total capacity of the system to 1.5Tbps.

Precisely, the latest upgrade added 500G of capacity to SEACOM’s system. The same capacity was added in a preceding spruce up that was performed about a year and a half ago.

It should be noted that the process of augmenting the supplier’s systems with additional capacities and heightening the robustness of its services is in line with the business’s focus on driving the development of the African internet and opening broadband tap for African service providers, as well as business people and entities.

“Connectivity services in Africa are booming due to the growing needs of business IT users, the rise of cloud-based services, and growing requirements for the processing and storing of personal data,” says Claes Segelberg, Chief Technology Officer at SEACOM.  “This latest upgrade enables SEACOM to meet those demands, and to provide our customers with scalable solutions for the future.”

Particularly, the upgrade with increase capacity in the following markets: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.

The theoretical meaning or inference of the extra capacity is to deliver requirements for high capacity connectivity in reduced timeframes and making room for future demands.

The deployment is also based on 100 Gbps Coherent DWDM technology (for extended transmission reach, as well as performance and reach increase in both existing and new fibre networks). The technology will also allow SEACOM to add more capacity in the coming days, which is highly likely as businesses and general users demand quality of services.