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Seacom buys Cape Town fibre provider

Byron Clatterbuck

Seacom, which operates a high-capacity undersea cable along Africa’s east coast, has acquired a Cape Town-based Internet service provider, MacroLan, for an undisclosed sum. The company will be used by Seacom to establish a Cape Town office.

“The acquisition is in line with Seacom’s strategy to extend the reach of its fibre network to more metropolitan areas across South Africa, as well as to bolster its managed services capability for business customers,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

“MacroLan will become Seacom’s Cape Town regional office and will lead Seacom’s expansion in the Western Cape market for fibre Internet access to the business-customer premises.”

MacroLan manages an expanding fibre network serving commercial users in Cape Town. It also owns and manages fibre infrastructure and access at numerous commercial buildings, offering clients access to business broadband and related services.

“Seacom has grown significantly following the successful launch of Seacom Business, which focuses on bringing broadband and cloud services directly to commercial business users,” CEO Byron Clatterbuck said in the statement.

“This acquisition strengthens our on-net fibre reach into the Western Cape, giving us a great platform for further expansion. We will leverage MacroLan’s experience with fibre infrastructure deployment to further jointly develop our national network,” said Seacom chief development officer Suveer Ramdhani.

Seacom Business offers connectivity and cloud services in South African metros, with fibre Internet access options ranging from 25Mbit/s to 1Gbit/s.  — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media

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