They recognize innovation, vision, and excellence to award the best companies, projects, and partnerships across the industry.
Winning this award for 10 years in a row confirms Liquid’s position as the wholesale provider of choice across Africa for operators of all sizes from across the globe.
The title also recognizes the organization’s continued investment in its network infrastructure and digital services portfolio.
Nic Rudnick, Group CEO at Liquid Intelligent Technologies, said, “Congratulations to everyone in our team who have been working tirelessly to ensure that Liquid remains true to its vision of bringing connectivity to the entire continent. We have dominated the wholesale industry for 10 years in a row, and we continue to build and bring high-speed connectivity and digital services to every African to ensure we retain our position for the next decade and beyond.”
Liquid now has more than 100,000 km of fiber network that connects more than 100 million people across 643 towns and cities in 20 countries in Africa.
In addition, the organization recently launched the shortest route connecting East to West Africa between Mombasa (Kenya) and Muanda (DRC).
With the completion of this route, Liquid establishes a new global Internet transit route between Asia and the USA through Africa, avoiding high-risk bottlenecks in the Middle East and Europe.
The new route will also serve tens of millions of people in Africa’s landlocked cities, towns, and villages.
Access to high-speed connectivity is vital to ensuring that organizations on the continent can continue their digital transformation journeys to remain relevant and be part of this growing digital economy.
This digital corridor passes through 847 cities, towns and villages, impacting more than 138 million people and is also a direct route between South-East Asia and the Americas.
According to David Eurin, CEO of International Wholesale, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, “The current need for reliable connectivity between Asia and USA is booming. Adding this corridor to our network will help organizations avoid the Red Sea and Europe routes as they have become bottlenecks for global Internet traffic. Also, this new fiber network addresses demand in landlocked countries in Africa as more businesses expand their operations within and beyond African borders.”
In addition to available capacities between 1 Mbps to 100Gbps, Liquid will provide its customers access to all digital services in its stable, including data center co-location, cloud, and Cyber Security services.
These services are the foundations for digital growth and innovation across the region. For international customers, the corridor offers a low latency path to connect Asia, Africa, and the USA as an alternative to busier routes via the Middle East and Europe.
The introduction of this route will allow global carriers and content providers to transmit through Africa to other global points of presence at the lowest possible latencies (see peering.Liquid.tech).
Establishing a new corridor further reiterates Liquid’s commitment to connect every country on the continent and bring the many proven economic benefits of improved connectivity and technology solutions.
Liquid Intelligent through its innovation and partnerships arm Liquid Labs has announced a new ed-tech partnership with Africa Legal, an organization that connects legal professionals across the African continent.
This new partnership will see Liquid launch three online courses on legal technology, targeted at supporting career development amongst students, budding entrepreneurs, and lawyers.
Liquid Labs aspires to make relevant tech training programs accessible to students and professionals to bridge the affordability and digital divide, the main deterrents to increased access.
The courses will offer targeted training for lawyers and the business community to enable working people to upskill and embrace the opportunities of the digital world.