Liquid Telecom network powers ahead
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 15, 2012, 8:24 a.m.
Liquid Telecom says work on its fibre link between South Africa and Zimbabwe is progressing well.
The 521km link from the north of South Africa to Zimbabwe will carry much-needed capacity from submarine cables inland.
Liquid Telecom says it has built the largest fibre network in Southern Africa which provides backhaul between most urban areas and last mile connectivity in the main cities of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa.
Liquid’s network is the first to cross country borders and covers some of the most challenging parts of the world where no fixed network has existed before; many of these areas are not covered by wireless or satellite either.
Nic Rudnick, CEO of Liquid Telecom, said: “There are two other fibre networks above Johannesburg which we were using but service levels were disappointing. By building and owning our own infrastructure we can guarantee quality, reliability and availability. Our fibre network is the most extensive in Southern Africa. It is increasing the prosperity of ordinary Africans and the businesses which serve and employ them. We are an ambitious well-funded company committed to investing our profits into expanding our fibre network still further”.
Liquid Telecom will be investing heavily in expanding into new countries over the next three years to ensure that for the first time all countries and operators in Central and Southern Africa are directly connected.
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