SEACOM Ltd is a privately funded venture which built, owns, and operates a submarine fibre-optic cable connecting communication carriers in south and east Africa. SEACOM sells wholesale international capacity to global networks via India and Europe. The project's business model is to provide affordable bandwidth via volume discounts and large bandwidth growth. It is the first to provide broadband to countries in east Africa, which previously relied entirely on expensive and slower satellite connections. South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya are inter-connected via a protected ring structure on the continent. A second express fibre pair connects South Africa to Kenya. SEACOM is privately funded and over three quarter African owned.
|Based in||Kenya (Republic of)|
|ITU Global Directory||SEACOM Ltd|
|Mr Mark Simpson|
Mark Simpson joined SEACOM in 2011 to lead the organisation as it grows into a new era of data-based projects and strives to live up to its vision of “Building the African Internet”. He focuses on developing and running a best-in-class quality of service international network, and ensures that SEACOM’s customers are well served by its network, products and services. An industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Simpson has held a number of senior international executive positions during his career. Most recently he has served as President and CEO of Pacific Crossing (serving US and Asia carriers), CEO of C2C Pte Ltd and COO and CTO at Asia Netcom (now Pacnet).