Liquid Telecom has signed a partnership with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited to extend the fibre network in the country by using the company’s backbone structure.
“Liquid Telecom Kenya has built a fibre link from Nairobi to Namanga on the border of Kenya and Tanzania which has the capacity of multiple STM 64s. Traffic terminating in Tanzania will now pass onto TTCL’s fibre network providing Liquid Telecom’s customers – fixed and mobile operators, wholesale carriers and enterprises – with reliable, robust and fast connectivity throughout Tanzania,” the company announced.
The company prides itself as having one of the largest fibre network connections from Uganda to Cape Town South Africa totaling 15,000 kilometres of optic fibre.
Traffic into and out of Tanzania will now interconnect with Liquid’s existing networks in the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Rwanda, DRC and Zambia as well as the other countries in which Liquid is operational; Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, the company said.
Liquid Telecom has been aggressively acquiring ISPs across Africa to create a pan African company offering connectivity.
Nic Rudnick, CEO of The Liquid Telecom Group, said: “We continue to expand and invest heavily in our fibre network to provide our customers with secure and reliable routes across Central, Eastern and Southern Africa”.
Started as a private company trying to compete with the big boys, Liquid Telecom has become the big boy with a presence in various African countries. We are yet to see it if will maintain competitive prices and services over the markets they operate in.