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Seacom, Level 3 in deal to raise African Internet experience

Seacom, Level 3 in deal to raise African Internet experience
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Level 3 Communications, a global network provider has announced a partnership with Seacom, the submarine cable operator with a network of submarine and terrestrial fibre optic network hoped to deliver better Internet experience to customers across Africa.

Under the plan, Seacom high-speed fiber-optic cable that serve the East and West coasts of Africa will extend its full content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres, for providing African end-users with faster access to web pages, music, videos and other online content.

Using these CDN nodes, Level 3 said it will enable rich, high-quality content to be delivered directly to operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) that interconnect with SEACOM’s network, as the system of servers deployed in several data centres across the Internet reduce latency.

Martin Ford, senior vice president Level 3 for sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Level 3 Communications, said “Providing SEACOM with Level 3 CDN connectivity in its Mombasa facility is an important part of our expansion strategy of working with select partners to enhance the internet experience in the region,”

Mark Tinka, SEACOM head of engineering, said: “We’re excited to work with Level 3 to enable our operator and ISP customers to improve their quality of service and provide a better experience to their end-users.”

 

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