SEACOM partners with Level 3 to improve Internet speeds in Africa

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Global network provider Level 3 Communications will deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the SEACOM Pan-African IP/MPLS network. This will provide African end-users with faster access to web pages, music, videos and other online content.

The content delivery network is a system of servers deployed in several data centres across the internet that reduces the amount of time it takes for the host server to receive, process, and deliver on a request for a page resource.

Using these CDN nodes, Level 3 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) interconnected wit SEACOM’s IP/MPLS network will get high quality content as the system of servers deployed in several data centres across the internet reduce latency.

Mark Tinka, SEACOM’s Head of Engineering says: “We’re excited to work with Level 3 to enable our operator and ISP customers to improve their quality of service and provide a better experience to their end-users.”

SEACOM’s IP/MPLS network was recognised as the Best Pan-Africa Initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards. By bringing content directly to the continent via Level 3’s CDN nodes, SEACOM is providing an even better and more comprehensive service to the African telecom industry.

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