Liquid Telecom has announced a strategic acquisition of the Middle East & African operations of Quattro Business Solutions (QBS) – a leader in the fast-growing ecosystem of Microsoft Dynamics partners.
The strategic acquisition of this international partner allows Liquid Telecom to increase the breadth of digital service offerings to local partners.
QBS is an official indirect Cloud Solution Provider for Microsoft Dynamics, and currently supports over 800 partners in 25 countries. This purchase gives Liquid Telecom the ability to be a well-rounded Microsoft partner, offering deep capability on Dynamics 365 in addition to Office 365 and Azure.
“This acquisition is core to our strategy to deepen our cloud service offerings by bringing award-winning Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions to our digital ecosystem – enhancing the competitiveness of African enterprises at a global scale and is in line with our mission to build Africa’s digital future,” said David Behr, Group Chief Digital Officer at Liquid Telecom.
Businesses today need a diverse set of digital solutions to ensure they are successful in digitally transforming themselves. With the QBS offering now added to its stable of digital solutions, Liquid Telecom has positioned itself as the digital service provider that will support its partners through a seamless digital transformation journey.
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“We are convinced it is in our Gulf & African partners best interest to have a strong partner like Liquid Telecom to accelerate their Microsoft cloud business. The acquisition will not affect any operations for current business partners, and business agreements with partners will continue as normal with regards to their platforms, prices, and the people that they are currently engaging with,” said Michael Hartmann, CEO of QBS Group.
“We are thrilled about this acquisition and what it means for the future of Liquid Telecom. We will continue seeking out strategic partnerships that help us achieve our goal of building the continent’s digital future,” concluded Behr.
Liquid Telecom made this announcement days after the Foreign Secretary of UK Dominic Raab visited the Liquid Telecom HeadQuarters and announced KES 7.2 billion (£48 million) of new UK climate initiatives for Kenya and other partners, as the company builds momentum ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November.
This will help developing countries shift to clean energy and transport and provide them with technical assistance and advice on disaster risk finance and climate risk insurance. Through the CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, the UK government has invested KES 24 billion in Liquid Telecom to expand digital connectivity across Africa.
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services.
Liquid Telecom who is also Nairobi Garage’s connectivity partner has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning more than 73,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 78MW of power.
This is in addition to offering leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, across our fibre footprint. Through this combined offering, Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey.
Quattro Business Solutions or QBS group is the largest Dynamics ecosystem second only to Microsoft itself. Situated in over 20 countries worldwide, with over 500 partners managing more than 30,000 customers; QBS group is the #1 service provider for the Dynamics community.
By identifying your unique situation and what sets you apart from other Dynamics resellers, QBS supports clients in their journey to becoming successful and profitable Microsoft Dynamics 365 reseller. Information from Microsoft shows that on average, QBS partners outperform non-QBS partners.