Liquid Telecom acquires Zimbabwe Online

Southern Africa’s Liquid Telecommunications has reportedly acquired Zimbabwe Online (ZOL), Zimbabwean tech site Techzim reported on Monday. The website wrote that the company will remain independent in terms of branding and operations, but will be part of the parent company’s portfolio.

Liquid Telecommunications has reportedly acquired Zimbabwe Online (image: stock.xchng)

ZOL is one of Zimbabwe’s biggest ISPs, offering fiber-optics, VSAT and wireless internet services around Zimbabwe.

“Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of the Econet Wireless Group, is a major fibre player in Southern Africa and currently working on one of the longest fibre networks in the region spanning Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the DRC. Liquid Telecom also operates satellite internet facilities in the United Kingdom, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Somalia, Burundi, Niger and Kenya,” the website wrote.

With the new acquisition, Liquid’s Zimbabwe operations will become Zimbabwe’s largest internet company in terms of infrastructure, volume of traffic and customer base.

Andrew Matapare