Two years after committing to the SEACOM project, Gateway Communications has announced it has gone live on the submarine fibre optic cable which connects Africa to Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. SEACOM, privately funded and three-quarters African owned, is expected to provide bandwidth on an open access basis, allowing all operators to have equal access to the cable. SEACOM has created an artificial price ceiling to ensure wholesalers charge end-users the most attractive market rates available for their bandwidth.
Silvio do Carmo, managing director of Gateway Communications East Africa & Angola commented, ‘We are very proud of Gateway’s success in offering the best technologies available to meet the needs of our customers. We have ensured our service offerings on SEACOM are built to meet the highest specifications to guarantee the quality our customers receive remains second to none. We continue to invest in the latest cable, satellite and terrestrial networks, blending technologies across the whole of the continent ensuring service quality and network speed at the most effective price points.’