Seacom, FibreCo Deal Paves Way For Affordable, Broadband Connectivity

FibreCo owns and operates a national fibre network providing infrastructure and connectivity services across South Africa.

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Byron Clatterbuck, CEO at SEACOM
Byron Clatterbuck, CEO at SEACOM

Pan-African communications provider Seacom and FibreCo deal has been completed paying the way for an affordable, high speed-internet connectivity and cloud services to bandwidth-starved cities and towns along the company’s new fibre routes.

“This acquisition reaffirms SEACOM as the provider of choice to local and international data communications customers by expanding its wholesale portfolio to include dark-fibre infrastructure services in the metro and long-distance marketplac,” Seacom CEO, Byron Clatterbuck, says.

“We also plan to “light-up” the FibreCo national infrastructure, enabling Seacom to deliver affordable, high speed-internet connectivity and cloud services to bandwidth-starved cities and towns along our new fibre routes.

“FibreCo’s customers will continue to experience the same high levels of service to which they are accustomed, with the added benefit that Seacom will make further investment into the network to expand its portfolio of services.”

FibreCo owns and operates a national fibre network providing infrastructure and connectivity services across South Africa. The acquisition was made through Seacom’s affiliate Seacom South Africa.

FibreCo’s network runs along South Africa’s highest-traffic transmission routes and links all major South Africa cities. With the acquisition of FibreCo, Seacom completes its  “African Ring” by connecting its East and West coast submarine assets with a robust network of trans-South African fibre.

For more read: Seacom Planning More Buys, Expanding Into Smaller Cities Across South Africa

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