Seacom has added five new countries to its network, with the cable's services now accessible from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Along with the expansion to provide this accessibility, the network has also increased its resilience through its recent acquisition of east and west coast submarine cable capacity.
Suveer Ramdhani, Seacom's head of product strategy, comments: "This latest development is integral to the continued expansion of the Seacom network in Africa and in particular to countries that have had limited access to broadband connectivity.
"We will continue to build relationships to meet our customers’ growing need for resilient and seamless capacity. This is part of Seacom's objective to build the African Internet.”
Just 18 months after commercial launch, a number of countries across the continent now have the ability to access the Seacom network with several more expected to be able to do so by the end of 2011.