Seacom is working with global network provider Level 3 Communications to deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the Seacom Pan-African IP/MPLS network.

Using these CDN nodes, Level 3 will enable rich, high-quality content to be delivered directly to operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) that interconnect with Seacom’s IP/MPLS network.

For African end-users, this should translate into improved latency and faster speeds as they access media streaming, file downloads, web pages, music, videos, software updates and other popular content.

Mark Tinka, Seacom’s head of engineering, says: “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.”

Seacom’s IP/MPLS network was recognised as the Best Pan-Africa Initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards. By bringing content directly to the continent via Level 3’s CDN nodes, Seacom is providing an even better and more comprehensive service to the African telecom industry.

Martin Ford, senior vice-president: sales at Level 3 Communications EMEA, says: “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.”