SEACOM, the pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider, has added 8 new Points of Presence (PoPs) across Africa. According to the company that runs one of the continent's largest undersea cables the new PoPS will enable more African businesses to connect to cloud facilities worldwide, as well as to the continent’s first Microsoft Azure data centres, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

In Kenya, SEACOM has extended its presence in the brand-new icolo data centre in Mombasa. This full-service facility acts as an on-ramp to SEACOM’s resilient network, providing better support to service provider and enterprise customers in the country.

“This new facility is a key location, catering specifically to content providers and enterprise customers. It will also serve as an important data recovery site for many operators," said Robert Marston, Global Head of Product at SEACOM.

SEACOM’s PoPs are key to the provider’s direct access offerings, which bypass the public Internet in connecting company networks to digital business solutions. The standard-setting service sees line rates reach from 100 Mbps up to 100 Gigabits per second. By connecting onto a SEACOM PoP that is in closer proximity to their core business sites, customers can experience the SEACOM network’s speed and reliability with more convenience, and generally less cost.

“The moves that SEACOM is making to improve our infrastructure on the continent will benefit African companies with greater high-speed, reliable and secure connectivity to cloud services and other online tools. One of our major objectives is to add simplicity to cloud migrations wherever possible," concluded Marston.