SEACOM and France-IX strike African interconnection agreement

02 September 2013 |


Pan-African service provider SEACOM has partnered with French internet exchange France-IX to deliver peering services to its customers on the continent.

As a reseller of the French exchange, SEACOM hopes the partnership will extend its African operations at France-IX’s interconnection point in Marseille.

“Partnerships such as this, together with our African and global PoPs, allow SEACOM to provide innovative solutions that enable our customers to enhance their service offerings,” said Robert Marston, product manager at SEACOM

“Furthermore, such a combination continues to place SEACOM at the forefront of improving the internet experience in Africa.”

SEACOM – which owns and operates a high-speed fibre-optic network serving the east and west coasts of Africa – will now be able to carry its customers to Marseille, and interconnect through a10Gbps port to France-IX.

The cable operator hopes to provide African operators and service providers with a shorter path to the CDNs which handle both French and English-speaking content.

“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,” said Solène Souquet, marketing manager at France-IX.

In January this year, Bulgarian ISP Evolink also connected to France-IX.