Seacom partners BT to extend enterprise reach into Africa
Internet connectivity supplier Seacom and British Telecommunications (BT) have entered into an alliance to deliver new networking, security and communications solutions to enterprise customers in Africa.
According to a statement released by the companies, Seacom will leverage BT’s services, vendor relationships and global expertise to expand its services portfolio targeting African businesses.
The partners refer to BT’s Cloud Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) platform as an example.
According to Seacom and BT, SIEM tools provide real-time visibility and monitoring across the organisation's entire IT environment, and provide “an ideal security overlay” to Seacom's existing ICT solutions.
Oliver Fortuin, Group CEO of Seacom, says, “We’re excited to form this strategic alliance with BT and see the combined value of what we bring to our respective markets. With Seacom’s global network and local presence, and BT’s global reach and expertise, we will be able to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of Cloud, security, and connectivity services that are reliable, scalable, and at the cutting-edge of industry.”
Alessandro Adriani, director of system integrators and telecom service providers at BT’s Global unit, adds: “We are thrilled to deliver BT’s world-class solutions to Seacom and to their customers across the African continent. The areas of secure multi-cloud connectivity, next-generation networking solutions and collaboration services are the sweet spot where Seacom and BT will combine their respective strengths.”