London based Liquid Telecom is set to sign MOU to complete fiber network from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. Liquid Telecom is a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Global and has been building a fiber network across southern Africa covering Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Liquid Telecom also has presence in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
The details of the transaction has not been disclosed, neither has the timeline of the project been decided.
According to a statement from the two companies:
“Liquid Telecom will link its network from Sudan into Telecom Egypt’s network via a new cross-border interconnection – bringing together a 60,000 km network that runs from Cape Town, through all the Southern, Central and Eastern African countries, and has now reached the border between Sudan and Egypt.”
About Telecom Egypt
Headquartered in Egypt, Telecom Egypt provides public communications and associated products and services. Founded in 1854, Telecom Egypt operates in Communications, Marine Cables and Infrastructure; Internet Services; and Outsourcing Services segments. Formerly known as Arab Republic of Egypt National Telecommunication Organization and changed its name to Telecom Egypt Company S.A.E. in March 1998. Telecom Egypt also offers fixed-line services in the Middle East; and voice telephony, Internet and data services, and wholesale Internet transit service to international and local ISPs.
About Liquid Telecom
A subsidiary of Econet Wireless Global Ltd., Liquid Telecommunications Limited operates as an independent data, voice, and IP provider Headquartered in London, UK, Liquid Telecom offers wholesale fiber optic, satellite, and international carrier services to telecommunications operators. Incorporated in 2003, Liquid Telecom has offices in Mauritius, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, and Zambia. Liquid Telecom also owns and operates multiple satellite ground facilities in the United Kingdom, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Somalia, Burundi, Niger, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and Sudan.