Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has partnered with Nokia to deploy Nokia’s innovative transport network technology in the new terrestrial fiber route connecting Mombasa, Kenya to Johannesburg, South Africa. This announcement coincides with the impending debut of Liquid’s new terrestrial data superhighway, which will link South Africa and Kenya.
In South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the DRC, carriers and service providers will have access to 12 terabits of capacity thanks to Liquid’s first terrestrial route, which was made possible by the technology used. The 16,576 km-long route was created to satisfy Liquid’s hyperscale clients’ demand for increased capacity.
Additionally, the route will provide more dependable connectivity and access to various data centers and cloud resources to millions of households and thousands of enterprises in many of Africa’s landlocked cities, towns, and villages. Providing a backup option in the event that the two countries’ subsea cables go down at the same time.
According to Rajiv Aggarwal, Head of Central East and West Africa (CEWA) Market Unit at Nokia, with Nokia’s next-generation optical network, Liquid Intelligent Technologies will be able to keep up its leadership and establish itself as a top partner for businesses needing a lot of capacity.
“We are delighted that our technology and expertise will help Liquid Intelligent Technologies provide the best-in-class digital infrastructure to Africa’s enterprises and will play a role in strengthening the digital infrastructure of the continent,” said Aggarwal.
Shahzad Manzoor Khan, Group Chief Technology Officer, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, adds that hyperscale data centers that can sustain high levels of performance, demand spikes, and redundancy while enabling huge availability are in great demand from internet giants, seasoned cloud service providers, and other mega-organizations. In terms of capacity and distance, their new terrestrial fiber route is the first of its sort in Africa.
For current and potential clients, the new route serves as confirmation that Liquid is still able to create smarter networks with more redundancy and resilience.
Over 25 African countries are being served by Liquid Intelligent Technologies. With a 100,000 km long fiber broadband network and satellite connectivity that offers high-speed access to the Internet anywhere in Africa, Liquid has firmly established itself as the premier provider of pan-African digital infrastructure.