Liquid Dataport, a business of Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a pan-African technology group, and Angola Telecom, a leading fixed network operator in Angola, have announced a new terrestrial fibre route between Luanda, Angola to Johannesburg, South Africa, via DRC, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The addition of this route to Liquid’s regional fibre backbone is a significant addition to its existing 110,000km network, providing its regional customers access to high-speed connectivity at affordable costs.
With this investment, Liquid Dataport and Angola Telecom have allowed organisations and people in Angola access to high-speed connectivity, offering numerous advantages and fostering direct commerce corridors. This route traverses through Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
While the route caters to the high demand from wholesale customers, the partnership aims to provide enterprises and SMEs in the country with access to high-speed connectivity and even direct connectivity to data centres in Johannesburg.
“There is a conscious drive towards making the internet more popular, as currently, the internet penetration in Angola is only five million people,” said Adilson Dos Santos, CEO, Angola Telecom. “Angola Telecom and Liquid Dataport have been able to work seamlessly for over two years with each other as we are working towards a common goal. Through our National Rural Telecommunication Plan, we want to ensure that connectivity is available to citizens in the remotest parts of the country.”Click below to share this article