Seacom installs two PoPs in Uganda

SatellitePoP is an interface point at which two or more different networks or communication devices build a connection with each other. (Image source: Michael Coghlan /Flickr)Submarine cable operator Seacom has deployed two Points of Presence (PoPs) in Uganda after obtaining clearance from the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Seacom said in a statement that the first PoP has been installed at the Airtel House in Kampala, Uganda. The location of the second PoP will be confirmed soon. The deployment of PoPs will further enable connections with Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan.

The deployment of the two PoPs will improve Internet access to Ugandans by 50 per cent, enabling users access to content such as video, music and software updates through Seacom’s partnerships with Level 3, Akamai Technologies and others, the statement added.

Byron Clatterbuck, chief commercial officer at Seacom, said, “The PoPs will be directly connected through ring-switched backhaul links through Nairobi to Mombasa and then onto the Seacom international subsea cable network. This will help bring global connectivity to Uganda while improving the quality of the broadband experience for Ugandans.”

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