Company Overview

Through its ownership of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure – including multiple subsea cables, a resilient, continent-wide IP-MPLS network, and Metro Fibre in major African Cities – SEACOM provides a full suite of flexible, scalable and high-quality communications and cloud solutions that enable the growth of the continent’s economy. 

SEACOM is privately owned and operated, allowing the company the agility to rapidly tailor-make and deploy new services, commercial models, and infrastructure in response to customer requirements. Without the red tape or hidden costs often prevalent in this industry.

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Our Global Network

SEACOM launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the continent’s Eastern and Southern coasts in 2009. Today SEACOM is the preferred partner for African businesses, network carriers, and service providers.


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Our History

An overview of SEACOM's evolution. Starting with the connection of Africa to Asia and Europe by laying the first broadband submarine cable system along Africa's eastern and southern coastlines.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
July 2009

SEACOM goes live in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Djibouti connecting Africa to Asia and Europe

December 2010

IP services launched

July 2011

SEACOM establishes PoP in Teraco Isando

August 2011

Mtunzini to Johannesburg link goes live

July 2012

SEACOM’s WACS capacity goes live providing a redundant ring around Africa

November 2012

Completion of dual route across Egypt

March 2013

SEACOM upgrades submarine network capacity to turbo-boost African Internet

September 2013

SEACOM establishes PoP in Teraco Cape Town

November 2013

SEACOM gives 100mbps internet access to four innovation hubs in Nairobi

December 2013

Johannesburg to Cape Town link goes live

September 2014

SEACOM launches PoP in Uganda

October 2015

SEACOM Business is launched in South Africa

January 2016

SEACOM supports two innovation hubs in Uganda

June 2016

SEACOM adds peering points in Europe and Africa to boost customers’ Internet experience

July 2016

SEACOM launches PoP in Rwanda

August 2016

SEACOM Business is launched in Kenya

June 2017

SEACOM launches PoP in Botswana

July 2017

SEACOM rolls out own fibre in south of Johannesburg

August 2017

SEACOM acquires MacroLan to extend fibre reach in Western Cape

June 2018

SEACOM lights up the N3 in South Africa and Subsea Cable System upgraded to 1.5Tbps

September 2018

SEACOM acquires SAI to expand its KwaZulu-Natal presence

November 2018

SEACOM acquires FibreCo, completing the “African Ring” with 3,500km of trans-SA fibre

March 2019

SEACOM provides first 100G international service to a customer between South Africa and Europe

June 2019

SEACOM Business is launched in Uganda

January 2020

SEACOM Business launches SDWAN services to businesses in South Africa and Kenya.

May 2020

SEACOM launches FTTH under the brand WonderNet in South Africa.

September 2021

SEACOM acquires the Hirani Metro Fibre Network in Kenya.

October 2021

SEACOM upgrades IP Network to 100Gbps.

SEACOM Business launches distributed denial-of-service - DDoS solutions in South Africa and Kenya.

November 2021

SEACOM migrates the European IP/MPLS backbone from 10Gbps technology to 100Gbps capability.

February 2022

SEACOM acquires Africell Uganda Network assets.

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