SEACOM Goes Live On Equiano Subsea Cable

Africa’s telecommunications and managed companies supplier, SEACOM Thursday introduced it had gone reside on the Equiano subsea cable following the cable’s touchdown in Cape City, South Africa.SEACOM affords Non-public Line companies with latency speeds of +/-110ms between South Africa and Europe, making it the quickest direct route between the continents.This comes after SEACOM fulfilled the required gear and set up necessities with the assistance of its expertise companion, Infinera. The cable now kinds a part of SEACOM’s subsea cable ecosystem surrounding Africa, which is supported by a continent-wide IP-MPLS community.“This launch outcomes from years of undertaking negotiations and planning, pushed by a purpose to be prepared to supply high quality service to our clients from day one. The Equiano subsea cable represents a brand new stage in Africa’s digital transformation, assembly Africa’s rising information necessities, enabling cross-border digital commerce, and providing residents and enterprises new alternatives,” says Prenesh Padayachee, SEACOM’s Group Chief Digital Officer.“Infinera is delighted to companion with SEACOM to mild the Equiano subsea cable with our industry-leading ICE6 800G expertise,” stated Nick Walden, Infinera Senior Vice President, Worldwide Gross sales. “With the {industry}’s highest spectral effectivity, ICE6 allows SEACOM to maximise the variety of high-speed companies they will supply, offering a number of terabits of capability on this important subsea hyperlink.”Initially introduced in 2019 by Google, the Equiano subsea cable is likely one of the highest-capacity cables serving Africa. The cable stretches 15,000 kilometres from Portugal to South Africa, boasts twelve fibre pairs, and has a design capability of 144 Tbps.Along with its touchdown station in Melkbosstrand, Cape City, the cable additionally has touchdown stations in Africa, in Rupert’s Bay, St. Helena; Lomé, Togo; Lagos, Nigeria; and Swakopmund, Namibia. From these stations, branching models will prolong connectivity to different African nations.The launch comes after SEACOM has accomplished in depth work to help the brand new connection, together with upgrades to its transmission and IP community each regionally and internationally.As a part of the service out there to wholesale and enterprise shoppers from March, SEACOM will supply an specific route from Cape City to Lisbon. This implies shoppers will take pleasure in high-speed connectivity with out having their information rerouted to different nations throughout transmission.“With the assistance of Infinera as our long-standing companion and gear supplier for our backhaul community in South Africa, SEACOM has positioned itself because the go-to Pan-African telecommunications supplier with direct entry to the European market. The Equiano subsea cable serves as a substitute path to and from the continent. This implies we are able to accommodate even better volumes of information site visitors and guarantee better uptime availability. Purchasers can relaxation simple with the peace of mind that the out there capability will match their future development plans and ship high-performance outcomes,” Padayachee explains.Along with impacting connectivity within the nations by which it lands, reminiscent of quicker Web speeds and an improved consumer expertise, the Equiano subsea cable can also be anticipated to have a serious financial affect in these nations. In response to a Regional Financial Influence Evaluation by Africa Follow (, commissioned by Google and revealed in 2021, the cable will improve South Africa’s GDP by $5.8 billion and create 180,000 oblique jobs by 2025.“Web penetration and the elevated availability of digital companies have been confirmed to straight have an effect on financial development and prosperity. With this in thoughts, it’s crucial that we work shortly and effectively to supply the service our shoppers want and the standard of service they count on. SEACOM may be very proud to be on the forefront of this improvement, and we stay up for the way it will allow us to broaden our operations and product choices throughout Africa,” Padayachee concludes.Help us by following us on Google Information to make sure you don’t miss out on any future updates. Ship feedback, press releases, suggestions, and visitor posts to