SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced it has peered with Internet Exchange points (IXP) in Europe and Africa, adding to the growing list of Internet exchange points it currently peers with.
Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) in Marseille and France Internet Exchange (FranceIX) in Paris are the Internet Exchange points it has peered with.
In Africa, the company has peered with new Internet exchange points in Kampala (UIXP), Nairobi (KIXP) and Durban (NAPAfrica).
By peering these IXPs, the company will further enhance the performance and reduce the latency its clients will experience when they connect to Web services in Europe and across Africa.
“We continue to invest in enhancing the Internet experience for our customers, whether they are connecting with services and content in Africa or the rest of the world. The fact that we control the infrastructure, from our global and African IP transit networks to remote peering points in Europe means that we can guarantee quality to our customers,” said Mark Tinka, Head of Engineering at SEACOM.
Of all the IXPs, Marseille is one of the key landing points in Europe for most of the marine cables coming in from Asia, Middle East and Africa, and since the bulk of Africa’s international traffic goes into and comes out of Europe, SEACOM is now positioned to provide a better experience for Africa’s growing population of broadband users.
Aside Marseille, the company has PoPs in Stockholm, Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt, Europe’s busiest centres for Internet traffic.
“The latest investments in Europe further strengthen our ability to deliver high levels of service availability and quality at an affordable cost,” Tinka added.