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Liquid Telecom pens fibre deal in Tanzania

September 18, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms

Liquid Telecom has entered into a partnership agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd. (TTCL). (Image source: File)

Liquid Telecom has entered into a partnership agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd. (TTCL). (Image source: File)

The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) to interconnect with its fibre network in Tanzania.

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’s customers – fixed and mobile operators, wholesale carriers and enterprises – with reliable, robust and fast connectivity throughout Tanzania.

The Liquid Telecom Group has built Africa’s largest single fibre network which runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town. In total, its award-winning Pan-African fibre network spans over 15,000km and is the first fibre network to cross country borders covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.

The partnership with TTCL means that The Liquid Telecom Group is now the first wholesale carrier to connect the East African capitals of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali on a single fibre network.

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.

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 ”.

Staff Writer

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