Seacom to extend fibre reach through acquisition of MacroLan

Seacom, the South African and cloud-based company acquired MacroLan a Cape-Town based ISP. The acquisition was made to extend the reach of its fibre network to more metropolitan areas across South Africa. 

The Pan-African telecom company said it wants to bolster its managed services capability for its business customers. MacroLan is said to become the regional office of Seacom in South Africa and will aid in leading the company’s expansion in the Western Cape Province. This is to cater for business-customer premises access to internet. 

MacroLann the ISP based in Cape-Town began its operation in 1997. It manages fibre networks serving a growing number of commercial users there. CEO of MacroLan, Paul Johnson said, “Our existing customers will continue to experience the same 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.”

CEO of Seacom Byron Clatterbuck said the company said “The MacroLan acquisition is a continuation of this story, through which we will grow the Seacom family in the Western Cape,”. He added “local internet providers, as well as local and national government agencies and state-owned companies such as Telkom and Dark Fibre Africa, have started to lay the groundwork of SA’s fibre optic future.”