Main One and SEACOM have announced that they have now interconnected their West and East African Cable Systems to launch capacity services from PoP to PoP (points of presence). According to the press release made available by Mainone on its website, this partnership extends the Main One and SEACOM networks to create a system that offers connection between any SEACOM and Main One PoPs all around Africa between South Africa and Nigeria.
Funke Opeke, Main One CEO, further explained that the two companies have now joined their cables together in Europe to satisfy many of their customers’ immediate requirements for capacity between Nigeria and South Africa. The joint solution is provided on an open-access basis and is immediately available, providing customers with a timing advantage ahead of the completion of other planned systems around the African continent.
Brian Herlihy, SEACOM CEO, believe that the ring-type system around the entire continent is the best way to attain adequate redundancy whilst offering customers a comprehensive connectivity solution. He therefore highlighted that this partnership shows their determination to find a viable way to extend their system with partners who share their vision to build the African Internet.
The full press release is available here.