SEACOM says that its ongoing focus on connecting broadband starved African countries is bearing fruit for South Africa’s neighbours, with its low cost services becoming accessible from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

SEACOM’s network expansion to provide such accessibilityhas been boosted with the recent acquisition of east and west coast submarine cable capacity.

The company has employed the approach of partnering with established players to provide broadband services will continue doing so as it develops its products and services based on resiliency, service quality and flexibility in line with customers’ evolving needs.

Suveer Ramdhani, SEACOM’s Head of Product Strategy, said: “This latest development is integral to the continued development and 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.”

SEACOM 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. 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.