Liquid Telecom partners with Ekinops on fibre expansion

July 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

The Herald reports that Liquid Telecom has partnered with Ekinops, a supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, in connection with a new long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Liquid Telecom is reported to have partnered with Ekinops in a fibre optic enhancement project. (Image source: File)

This 2500km network is said to feature the longest uninterrupted fibre spans in Africa and is reported to have been constructed to meet the need for bandwidth and a long-haul transmission network.

According to The Herald the network carries multiple 10Gbit/s wavelengths and can scale to support additional 10Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s services.

The Liquid Telecom Group, a subsidiary of the Econet Wireless Group, has an established fibre network that runs from Uganda to Cape Town.

The fibre network covers a number of key regions throughout the continent including Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho and South Africa.

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