SEACOM CEO Byron Clatterbuck commented that there is a need for additional African submarine cables and that the SEACOM would consider taking part in their construction.

Clatterbuck made the comments at a press conference in South Africa recently and emphasized that SEACOM has made no decisions about any new cable systems, according to TechCentral.  He also emphasized the need for additional diversity for Africa’s submarine cables. 

Clatterbuck’s comments indicate that key players in the submarine cable market in Africa believe that there is room for continued growth in the market.  This in spite of a building spree that has lasted nearly a decade and changed Africa from the last major unconnected region in the world to a strong and growing telecom market.