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Liquid Telecom’s connectivity backbone ensures uninterrupted EAC operations

by Val Lukhanyu
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East Africa Community (EAC) members continue to benefit from Liquid Telecom’s superior connectivity and digital solutions despite the Coronavirus pandemic. Liquid Telecom has digitally transformed countries consisting of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan, with best-in-class connectivity and collaboration tools.

With Liquid Telecom’s enhanced connectivity combined with the latest digital tools, Members of parliament and EAC Ministries are maintaining uninterrupted close to normal operations during the virus pandemic while also delivering on its promise of regional integration.

This effort is in response to a ‘Joint Ministerial COVID-19 Preparedness and Response’ meeting. Instructing EAC member states to suspend face-to-face meetings and switch to ‘Modern Technology’ as a result of the crisis. The provision of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) across a closed wide area network also supports the EAC’s own dedicated Video Conferencing (VC).

Liquid Telecom had already established a Wide Area Network (WAN) in 2019 – in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Tanzania. Network traffic flows increase via the shortest path between each state through Liquid Telecom’s high capacity fibre network.

“COVID-19 has forced us all to rethink our daily lives and how we work, and Africa is no exception. Supporting all of our customers and especially the EAC at this critical time is a priority for Liquid Telecom. We have ensured the EAC maintains as close to normal operations. With the support of our world-class digital services and collaboration software delivered across ‘Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Backbone.’  A new eco-system for the Extended East African Communities offering enhanced connectivity. The resilience of our network means we are always able to serve a vital function. Even during this crisis,” said Adil Youssefi, CEO Liquid Telecom East Africa Region.

“My deepest condolences to all those who have lost friends and family due to COVID-19. And my appreciation to the governments, emergency services, and health care staff. Who are continually playing a critical role in reducing the impact of the virus. While also helping to save lives,” added Adil Youssefi.

Commenting on the announcement, Eng. Murenzi Daniel, Principal Information Technology Officer, East African Community, said. “Business continuity is critical at the East African Community as member states continue to engage in regional matters. Even amid COVID-19, key decisions still need to be made. And Liquid Telecom has enabled us to stay on top of things.”

In addition to enhanced connectivity during the virus pandemic, Virtual Workplace by Liquid Telecom supports home and remote working with Microsoft Teams collaboration tool with video conferencing plus full online access to Office 365 

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