Main One and Seacom have joined forces to link all points of presence between Nigeria and South Africa to offer immediate capacity between the two countries.
The companies have interconnected their West and East African cable systems to launch capacity services from PoP to PoP, from a STM-1 level and above.
The 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, CEO of Main One, explains: “While efforts to implement a physical cable between Nigeria and South Africa continue, we have joined our cables together in Europe to satisfy many of our customers’ immediate requirements for capacity between Nigeria and South Africa.”
As with the Main One and Seacom cables themselves, 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.
“We hold the view that a ring-type system around the entire continent is the best way to attain adequate redundancy whilst offering customers a comprehensive connectivity solution. The announcement today shows our determination to find a viable way to extend our system with partners who share our vision to build the African Internet,” says Brian Herlihy, CEO of Seacom.