Liquid Telecom seals Far South Networks distribution deal

July 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories


Liquid Telecom stated that IP, PBX and SIP products will be distributed to Zimbabwe first.

Liquid Telecom has recently partnered with Far South Networks in order to form a distribution agreement to resell its products.

In a press statement, Liquid Telecom stated that IP, PBX and SIP products will be distributed to Zimbabwe first. The statement further states that Liquid Telecom plans to utilise Far South Networks’ VOIP technology in order to offer its business customers voice services over its fibre network.

Liquid Telecom will have stock stored locally and the company will offer a warranty swap out centre manned by two of  Far South Networks’ certified engineers.

Liquid’s terrestrial fibre network runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town, and spans across more than 15,000 km through the DRC, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to name a few.

Back in June 2014, Liquid Telecom announced the completion of the East Africa Fibre Ring. The fibre ring connects into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and back into Kenya; creating the first fully redundant regional fibre ring, connecting these countries to each other and the rest of the world. The completion of the project was expected to ensure that businesses across the East African community now receive a stable and reliable service.

The East Africa Fibre Ring will ensure that Liquid Telecom customers are not be affected by fibre cuts, which have troubled users in Burundi, DRC, Uganda, and Rwanda up until to now. Network outages will no longer cause long periods of down-time when businesses cannot connect to the internet. In the event of a fibre cut, internet traffic is automatically re-routed around the ring, giving consistent and stable high speeds and continuous up time for businesses and their customers, ensuring business continuity across the region.

Darryl Linington

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