SEACOM has increased the capacity of its Southern and Eastern Afrikan coastline cable network system, which connects to Europe, to 1,5 Tbps. The recent upgrade adds 500Gbps of new capacity the subsea fibre cable network system.

About 18 months ago, SEACOM added 500Gbps capacity to the same subsea fibre cable network system.

“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. This latest upgrade enables SEACOM to meet those demands, and to provide our customers with scalable solutions for the future,” said Claes Segelberg, Chief Technology Officer at SEACOM.

The 500Gbps upgrade in capacity increases the available capacity in SEACOM’s key markets. These are Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa.

This will also, according to SEACOM, them to deliver requirements for high capacity connectivity in very short timeframes and provide for future demands and more and more Afrikans connect to the Internet and more people are consuming media on demand such as video streaming. The latest deployment is also based on 100Gbps Coherent DWDM technology, and will provide room for SEACOM to quickly add more capacity as required.