AFRICAN undersea cable operator Seacom has reached a partnership agreement with internet exchange point operator France-IX that Seacom says will "improve the internet experience in Africa”.
The partnership will enable Seacom to connect its clients with a France-IX port in Marseille that is mostly dedicated to exchange traffic with African and Middle-Eastern networks.
Seacom says the deal will shorten its clients’ path to content delivery networks‚ which deliver content to internet end users.
"Partnerships such as this‚ together with our African and global points of presence‚ allow Seacom to provide innovative solutions that enable our customers to enhance their service offerings‚” Seacom product manager Robert Marston said.
France-IX said the new strategic partnership aims to increase the number of international members connected to the internet exchange point.
"We expect to welcome more and more networks coming from abroad in the following years and we rely on Seacom to reinforce the presence of African operators on our infrastructure‚” France-IX marketing manager Solène Souquet said.
The commercial offer will officially be launched next week during the Africa Interconnection and Peering Forum in Casablanca‚ Morocco. © BDlive 2013