It has emerged that henceforth, customers will gain access to BT’s top-tier service portfolio, which is supported locally and supplied across SEACOM’s infrastructure.
Today (10.08.2022), SEACOM and BT announced a strategic partnership that would enable SEACOM to deliver new networking, security, and communications solutions to business clients in Africa while also enhancing the security of its own infrastructure.
SEACOM will use BT’s services, vendor ties, and worldwide expertise to extend its offering of services geared at African businesses. SEACOM is a leading provider of Internet connectivity and is the owner of Africa’s largest ICT infrastructure. In order to improve its offerings and reach clients outside of its current areas, SEACOM has significantly expanded its customer and partnership base since the division’s business division was established.
Access to British Telecom’s Cloud Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) technology will be advantageous for SEACOM’s clients. In the modern corporate world, people, business applications, and data exist outside of a company’s traditional network. In addition to serving as the perfect security overlay for their current ICT solutions, SIEM products offer real-time visibility and monitoring across the organization’s complete IT infrastructure.
With a worldwide network of specialized 24/7 Security Operations Centers, British Telecom defends some of the biggest organizations in the world against a wide range of rapidly emerging cyber threats (SOCs). The more than 3000 cyber security specialists at British Telecom assist clients in identifying, analyzing, and swiftly reacting to cybersecurity events as they arise.
“We’re thrilled to build this strategic partnership with British Telecom and see the value that our respective markets will receive from our combined efforts. We will be able to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of Cloud, security, and connectivity services that are dependable, scalable, and at the forefront of the industry thanks to SEACOM’s global network and local presence, as well as British Telecom’s global reach and expertise”, says Oliver Fortuin, Group Chief Executive Officer.
We are happy to serve SEACOM and their clients across the African continent with British Telecom’s top-notch solutions, said Alessandro Adriani, director of system integrators and telecom service providers at British Telecom’s Global division. The ideal area where we will combine our expertise to secure multi-cloud connections, next-generation networking technologies, and collaborative services.
In 2009, SEACOM launched the first broadband submarine cable line in Africa along the Eastern and Southern coasts of the continent.
Today, they are the partner of choice for service providers, network carriers, and companies throughout Africa.
A full range of adaptable, scalable, and high-quality communications and cloud solutions are offered by them, which is the owner of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure, including multiple subsea cables and a resilient, continent-wide IP-MPLS network. These solutions help the continent’s economy grow.
Because it’s privately owned and run, the company has the flexibility to quickly adapt to client needs and implement new services, business models, and infrastructure. without the bureaucracy or hidden expenses that are so common in this sector.
About BT (British Telecom):
The UK’s top supplier of secure digital goods, solutions, and services for mobile and fixed communications is BT Group. Additionally, we offer managed services for networks, security, and IT infrastructure to clients in 180 different countries.
There are four customer-facing divisions within British Telecom Group: Enterprise and Global, our business-focused divisions with a focus on both domestic and international business, respectively, serve people and families in the UK. Over 650 communication providers in the UK use the wholesale fixed access infrastructure services provided by Openreach, a wholly owned company that is independently controlled.
For the fiscal year that concluded on March 31, 2022, British Telecom Group recorded revenues of £20,850 million and profits before taxes of £1,963 million.
British Telecommunications plc, a fully-owned subsidiary of British Telecom Group plc, includes almost all of the company’s operations and assets. A member of the London Stock Exchange is British Telecom Group plc.