Former Openserve and Internet Solutions executive Prenesh Padayachee has been appointed as chief digital officer, replacing chief technical officer Claes Segelberg in an expanded role.
Seacom will more than double the capacity on its fibre-optic network by the end of August as demand for broadband grows across Africa.
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Seacom, which started life exclusively as an undersea cable operator, has slowly been expanding into new areas, including national backhaul and business connectivity. Now, it’s getting into the consumer ISP market.
The West Africa Cable System has begun carrying traffic again after a cable break off the coast of England last week interrupted services between South Africa, and other African countries, and Europe.
A cable ship has been sent to fix the break in the West African Cable System off the coast of England. Repairs are expected to be completed on Saturday, 4 April.
Telecommunications operators and Internet service providers are working to find alternative routes after another break in the West African Cable System – the third this year – threatens to slow down Internet access in South Africa.