Tag Archives: Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom gets $180 million from UK for pan-African fibre network

Liquid Telecom has won a $180 million investment from British development finance agency CDC Group, which the firm will be using to deliver high-speed broadband, reliable connection and cloud services to communities and businesses across central and western Africa. The Mauritius-based, privately owned firm said in a statement on Tuesday that the money will allow [...]

Liquid Telecom to invest R5.6bn in Egypt

The pan-African telecoms group will invest $400 million in Egyptian network infrastructure and data centres, following completion of the ‘Cape to Cairo’ link. Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced it is investing $400 million (R5.6 billion) in Egypt over the next three years, following the completion of its ‘Cape to Cairo’ link. This is [...]

Liquid Telecom collaborates with Western Cape Government to provide Wi-Fi hotspots

Liquid Telecom has collaborated with the Western Cape government to boost public Wi-Fi hotspots from 178 to 1 600.  According to a statement from Liquid Telecom, The project, part of a R3bn plan, will provide Wi-Fi to the provincial government’s offices, libraries, schools and clinics. Wi-Fi will be available across all municipalities and provide 3GB [...]

Liquid Telecom partners with Kymeta Corporation to provide internet connectivity across Africa

The pan-African telecommunications company, Liquid Telecom intends to bring Internet connectivity in Africa and has inked a service agreement with the American company Kymeta Corporation, which specializes in providing internet connectivity through its network combining cellular and satellite technology. The collaboration was recently endorsed at the African Telecommunications Exhibition, AfricaCom. The Director of the satellite [...]

Liquid Telecom partners with Sigfox to build IoT network in Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya, the fiber optic connectivity provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT services and networks, to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network. , in the country. The ceremony was held on August 16, 2018, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day [...]

Econet Media group to deploy more Content Delivery Networks in Africa

A subsidiary of Econet Group, Econet Media, is seeking to deliver more Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) in Africa to bring global streaming channels like Netflix, to its networm.  Kwese Play, owned by Strive Masiwiya, throughis subsidiary, Liquid Telecoms, has deployed CDNs successfully across Sub-Saharan Africa. Liquid telecom has been evolving rapidly over the past years [...]

ICASA approves Liquid Telecom’s acquisition of Neotel

The deal has been approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Liquid Telecom, the data/voice and IP provider, has acquired Neotel, the South African communications network. The sum involved was 6.55 billion ZAR (463.2 USD). With this new acquisition, Liquid Telecom will extend its reach over 40000 km across Eastern, Central and [...]

Liquid Telecom to air live KNRC Mombassa Rally via YouTube

Liquid Telecom, the independent data, voice and IP provider in the region of Africa, is bringing about something new. It will be screening the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) through YouTube. Paul Statham, chief commercial officer at Liquid Telecom Kenya, said: “This live stream broadcast of the rally is part of Liquid Telecom Kenya’s commitment [...]

Neotel acquired by Liquid Telecom

The agreement has been signed off. Neotel, the national operator for fixed line telecommunications services in South Africa, has been sold to Liquid Telecom, the data, voice and IP provider which operates independently in South Africa. Tata Communications Limited which is a major shareholder of Neotel has eventually sold its South African unit for ZAR6.55-billion [...]

Liquid Telecom opts for Harmonic Headend solution for DTH service in Africa

Liquid Telecom is planning to launch a fully managed service headend for a new direct-to-home (DTH) provider in Africa. The multi service provider has opted for Harmonics HEVC Headend Solution for this upcoming project.   After having chosen EUTELSAT 7B satellite to service its new broadcast requirement for DTH services across the African continent, Liquid [...]