Seacom links Mozambique
Seacom says it has signed an agreement with a Mozambican telecommunications company, Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM), giving its customers access to the fibre optic network in the country.
The agreement gives Seacom and its customers access to the largest and most distributed fibre optic network in Mozambique as well as a diverse route into Zimbabwe and additional border presence into Malawi and SA.
According to Seacom through this agreement, customers in Zimbabwe are able to interconnect to the Seacom system in Maputo via Mutare.
“This additional route through Mozambique complements Seacom’s existing route through SA via Beit Bridge and provides Zimbabwean customers with resiliency and redundancy” said the company.
Brian Herlihy, Seacom CEO said they hope to improve variety to customers, while reducing the cost of service.
“This agreement with TDM demonstrates our commitment to partner with established players to improve the range of service to customers, whilst continuously expanding the reach of Seacom’s low cost services into land-locked countries across the region,” said Herlihy.
Seacom added that it believes in a world where the African Internet experience is characterised by abundant local content, minimal latency, fast download and streaming speeds and interconnected African markets.
“Today, over a dozen countries across the African continent have access to Seacom’s low cost products and services via its extended network,” the company said.