Seacom and Tata communication will collaborate to offer high-speed, low-latency connectivity between Europe, Asia, and Africa. Using Seacom’s pan-African telecom services, and Tata Communications’ global digital infrastructure, the two companies can now connect people and businesses throughout the continents, unlocking huge market value potential by connecting major business hubs.
“There has been the technical capability to make this deal for years, but only recently has demand surged between Africa, India and the rest of Asia as a result of recognized market potential,” said Chief Executive Officer at Seacom, Byron Clatterbuck. “As one of SEACOM’s primary objectives to help empower economies on the African continent through best-in-class connectivity and cloud solutions, we’re delighted to be working with Tata Communications to enable our customers’ borderless growth.”
Both companies are providing connective capabilities and infrastructure to each other, such as the sea cable owned by Seacom, running down the African eastern coast and connecting to India through Mumbai, and also the Tata Communications Tier-1 Internet Protocol network connecting India to South East Asia, and Europe.
This collaboration will ensure and facilitate seamless communication between the three continents’ business hubs, as customers from either company can now utilize the other company’s connectivity.
“This partnership with SEACOM will help both companies to leverage each other’s digital infrastructure to provide customers with state-of-the-art technology services,” said Vaneet Mehta, Tata Communications’ Region Head, Middle East, Central Asia & Africa. “It is the first step towards expanding our collaboration with SEACOM across areas such as the Internet, MPLS, Cloud, Media and Cybersecurity.”
Through strategic partnerships, the growth made possible by this collaboration is welcomed by people and businesses in all continents. It highlights the growing need to communicate, expand and connect, and two of the leaders in connectivity and ICT solutions are eager to step up and reap the benefits that come with a connected world.
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