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03 January 2020
Telecom business Seacom and Vodacom Business Africa, the operator’s enterprise-focused subsidiary, have joined forces to initiate the next chapter of both companies’ African network connectivity ventures.
Since the launch of its business division, Seacom has substantially grown its customer and partnership base and the new partnership ensures that it can meet customer and partner demands beyond existing markets.
Vodacom Business Africa has a history of investing in the creation of network capability, supported by technological partners on the continent.
This has increased connectivity and driven digital growth within the 47 countries in which it operates.
Managing director Guy Clarke said the main benefit for customers from the partnership was that their access was paired with a single contract execution across multiple territories, supported by cross-border customer service.
“The new partnership equips Seacom with this appealing capability, while extending its capacity when linking existing services across other platforms, including the Internet of Things, cloud and unified communications,” he said. “We’re confident our partnership will translate into growth for both parties.”
Seacom chief commercial officer Steve Briggs said the addition of the Vodacom Business Africa network would significantly augment the geographic reach for its business clients across the continent.
“In addition, this opportunity further cements the strong commercial relationship already enjoyed between Seacom and the Vodacom group,” he said.