7 April 2020 / News
Leading Pan-African Service Provider SEACOM Inks Deal With Raxio Data Centre
Summary: In early November 2019, the leading pan-african service provider – SEACOM –inked a deal with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre. This was (and still remains) big news from an ICT, Business and Economic perspective as this deal will see SEACOM driving the Internet in Uganda closer to businesses, offering affordable, reliable and quality Internet connectivity. SEACOM and Raxio Data Centre released a joint press release. You can read it below:
SEACOM’s PARTNERSHIP WITH RAXIO DATA CENTRE WILL BOOST CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS IN UGANDA
Cape Town, 13th November 2019: Leading Pan-African service provider, SEACOM, has partnered with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre scheduled to launch in Q1 2020.
Always at the forefront of driving connectivity in Africa, SEACOM recently launched Enterprise connectivity solutions in Uganda. Raxio Uganda’s world-class facility will become the cornerstone of digitisation in the country, enabling customers to seamlessly cross-connect within the data centre. This will help to provide a consistent and reliable experience for SEACOM’s customers in the region.
As the global carrier partner, SEACOM will drive the Internet in Uganda closer to businesses, offering affordable, reliable and quality Internet connectivity – highlighting the mutual benefit of the partnership.
Raxio Uganda was established by First Brick Holdings Inc, as the first of its network of state-of-the-art data centres across the region. As an open-access data centre, Raxio Uganda will offer a wide variety of connectivity options, providing diversity and flexibility for SEACOM’s customers. The new data centre, which is currently under construction and is set to be completed in Q1 2020, will operate according to Tier III standards facility. At full capacity, Raxio Uganda will be able to accommodate up to 400 racks and deliver 1.5MW of power, in a fully redundant, high-security environment.
Tonny Tugee, MD of East Africa SEACOM
Tonny Tugee, MD of East Africa SEACOM explains, “This partnership with Raxio Uganda will be key as we drive to expand our business in this important market. Raxio Uganda’s new enterprise-grade facilities will ensure the delivery of a full range of services, in a stable, ‘always-on’ environment, to our customers in Uganda. We’re also excited about the potential to extend our relationship outside of Uganda, further augmenting the geographic reach and network infrastructure we can offer our customers.”
Robert Mullins, Executive Director at First Brick Holdings, Raxio Uganda’s parent company
Robert Mullins, Executive Director at First Brick Holdings, Raxio Uganda’s parent company, adds, “Bringing SEACOM onboard is a testament to the growing recognition of Raxio Uganda as the go-to partner for cross-connects, delivering robust enterprise-grade, open access data infrastructure, optimised and deployed to meet our customers’ needs. We are also delighted with the opportunity to explore new opportunities to work together in the broader region”.
About SEACOM SEACOM launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the continent’s Eastern and Southern coasts in 2009. Today SEACOM is the preferred partner for African businesses, network carriers, and service providers. Through its ownership of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure – including multiple subsea cables and a resilient, continent-wide IP-MPLS network – SEACOM provides a full suite of flexible, scalable and high-quality communications and cloud solutions that enable the growth of the continent’s economy. SEACOM is privately owned and operated, allowing the company the agility to rapidly tailor-make and deploy new services, commercial models, and infrastructure in response to customer requirements. Without the red tape or hidden costs often prevalent in this industry. For more information please visit www.seacom.com