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SEACOM buys MacroLan to extend SA fibre reach

seacomFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SEACOM, the Pan-African telecommunications enabler,has announced the acquisition of Cape Town-based internet service and managed services provider, MacroLan.
The acquisition announced on Friday is in line with SEACOM’s strategy to extend the reach of its fibre network to more metropolitan areas across South Africa, as well as to bolster its managed services capability for business customers.
MacroLan will become SEACOM’s Cape Town regional office and will lead SEACOM’s expansion in the Western Cape market for fibre Internet access to the business-customer premises.
Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at MacroLan, said the transaction gives the company the backing of a major pan-African telecom partner, in turn offering us access to the resources and muscle we need to grow the business.
“Our existing customers will continue to experience the same high levels of service to which they are accustomed, with the added benefit that our network will now integrate directly into SEACOM’s African networks and submarine cable investments,” Johnson said.
Byron Clatterbuck, Chief Executive Officer at SEACOM, said his company had grown significantly following the successful launch of SEACOM Business,which focuses on bringing broadband and cloud services directly to commercial business users.
“The MacroLan acquisition is a continuation of this story, through which we will grow the SEACOM family of talented staff and satisfied customers in the Western Cape,” Clatterbuck said.
– CAJ News

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