May 27, 2021

SEACOM's continental connectivity network leads to growth

In the digital age, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, internet connectivity has become an essential proponent of societal transformation, economic growth and the vital dissemination of important news in Africa. Internet connectivity has been monumental for democracy and has transformed the day-to-day lives of individuals and communities.

It brings instant access to information and has been vital in the fight against the pandemic. The dissemination of lifesaving information and health precautions is accessed directly by people across the continent through their phones and digital devices. It has also ensured that people have access to global news, which promotes countries’ governmental transparency.

The internet, in particular fast and reliable fibre connectivity, has also been pivotal in the economic growth and entrepreneurship taking place in African countries, including Kenya. It has allowed large businesses and smaller enterprises to streamline their operations due to access to global markets and technologies.

SEACOM owns Africa’s most expansive network of digital connections and communications infrastructure. At present, we have operations in Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. Having physical connections between these countries holds numerous benefits for our clients, especially businesses that operate in eastern and southern Africa.

Society benefits from connectivity

Many African countries still lack adequate access to the internet, with remote regions and rural villages having the lowest access rates. However, with SEACOM’s ever expanding growth across the continent, individuals and families in more countries are able to work remotely.

SEACOM’s goal is for every citizen to have access to reliable, high-speed internet connectivity. This will certainly broaden the horizons for developing communities by providing entrepreneurial opportunities, access to educational material and business information.

Internet connectivity has also played a major role in democracy and in increasing the public’s confidence in their prospective national governments. Due to citizens having freedom of information and direct access to do their own research of facts online, governments and businesses are held to a higher standard of accountability and transparency.

Improved education and information dissemination

Traditional mass media, such as newspapers and radio, aren’t as effective in getting information out quickly and efficiently. They can spread news widely, but they take time for journalists to perfect the stories. Fast and reliable internet allows governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and businesses to get important information out to their target audiences quickly and easily.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the internet has become a crucial resource for regular updates, safety guidelines and research findings on the virus. This information is immediately available to the global community, via their cellphones and computers. Many people in Kenya learned about the virus through the internet.

Connectivity leads to faster economic growth

In the last year, remote working and e-commerce became the new normal for many companies. Fast and reliable internet connectivity is now more important than ever. SEACOM has ensured that the Silicon Savannah’s businesses, which are reliant on internet connectivity, have continued to grow and thrive during the pandemic.

All business owners now have the ability to promote their companies, engage with customers and suppliers, and transact digitally. It has also meant that Kenyan e-commerce businesses have expanded their reach by allowing access to not only local but international markets as well.

Fibre connectivity is not only superior to other networks, it is also far more affordable, which is important in Africa. With Kenya's ever increasing data traffic demands, SEACOM’s fibre solutions ensure that those demands are met.

We aim to become the preferred business internet service provider (ISP) in Africa. Our extensive network of cables, fibre optic networks and wireless connections make us a reliable partner for businesses and institutions across much of the continent. Please contact us today to get a quote for our services or to set up an assessment for your needs.

SEACOM owns Africa’s largest network of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, including fibre optic networks and subsea cables. We offer a wide range of industry-leading scalable ICT solutions for large companies that operate throughout the region.

SEACOM is privately owned - making it adaptable to the needs of the client. We are the preferred ICT and internet connectivity supplier for African enterprises. We can guarantee fast, reliable and secure internet and networking services at affordable prices.

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